Doctor Faustus - by Christopher Marlowe - BBC Radio - Full Cast Drama
Drama on 3 - Sunday 23 September 2007
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story (Faustus is Latin for Faust), in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge. On a deeper level, this play shows the decay of a person who chooses material gains (by commanding the devils to suit his desires) over spiritual belief and in doing so, loses his soul. Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowe's death and at least twelve years after the first performance of the play.
With: Faustus....Paterson Joseph Mephistopheles....Ray Fearon Wagner....Toby Jones Evil Angel....Janet McTeer Good Angel/Duchess....Tanya Moodie Lucifer....Julian Bleach Old Man....David Bradley Robin....Nicholas Burns Rafe....Iain Robertson Valdes/Pope....David Bamber Cornelius....Paul Bazely Emperor....Anton Lesser Scholar/Horse-Courser....John Lloyd Fillingham Scholar/Knight....Don Gilet Scholar/Duke....Derek Riddell
One episode of approximately 90 minutes in high quality MP3 (stereo: Pay attention to the angels!)