Short Answer Key
Dedication, Prelude on the Stage, and Prologue in Heaven
1. Who wrote the section "Dedication"?
2. What does the author profess sadness over in "Dedication"?
Those who were around him while he was writing "Faust" are long dead.
3. In "Dedication," what does the author ultimately decide is more important than fame?
The memories of his loved ones.
4. In what time does "Prelude on the Stage" take place?
Present time for the production.
5. What is the director's main concern in "Prelude on the Stage"?
Astounding the audience.
6. What is the poet's goal in the beginning of this play?
7. What does the clown profess to wanting for this play during "Prelude on the Stage"?
He wants to entertain the audience.
8. What does the poet believe the director is doing to him in "Prelude on the Stage"?
Stifling his creativity.
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