The Tragicall History of D. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Here's another play about devils. It's Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, and it's the story of the brilliant Faustus, who makes a pact with the devil: he gives him his soul in exchange for knowledge and power.

Like most literary works from the Renaissance period, there are a lot of questions surrounding Marlowe's play, partly due to the fact that it's been passed down to us in a number of versions.

Let's have a look at some of the opening lines of the play. Faustus is in his study, doing what he likes to do: you know, study.

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