Towards a Poor Theatre - Dr Faustus: Textual Montage Summary & Analysis

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Dr Faustus: Textual Montage Summary and Analysis

Notes have been compiled on the Laboratory's production of Marlowe's Dr. Faustus. While Grotowski has not changed any of the text, he has shuffled the order of the scenes into a "montage," omitting some scenes and adding others that are entirely new.

In this play, Dr. Faustus invites guests over to his home, to confess his pact with the Devil, and tell the story of his life, as he has only one hour to live before the Devil claims his soul. The spectators are arranged at one of the tables on stage, as if they were one of the guests Faustus invited. Mephistopheles (the Devil) is here conceived as both a female and male in black robes, and there are various other guests (actors).

The play is described as a "dialectic between mockery and apotheosis...

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