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Critical Essay by Douglas Cole

SOURCE: "Doctor Faustus: Tragedy in the Allegorical Tradition," in his Christopher Marlowe and the Renaissance of Tragedy, Praeger Publishers, 1995, pp. 122-147.

In the following essay, Cole considers the relationship between Doctor Faustus and Marlowe's likely source, the English Faustbook..

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus is not only Marlowe's best-known play but also the most often produced non-Shakespearean Elizabethan drama in English professional theatre of the last century.33 In textbooks and anthologies of drama, it stands conventionally as the most notable "bridge-piece" between the theatrical modes of medieval drama and the more modern developments associated with the Renaissance stage. The play's subject and theme have also earned for it a pivotal place in literary and cultural history, marking as it does an important threshold between images of medieval and...

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