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Faustus: a play 4 editions

Cover of: Faustus | David Mamet
About the Book

Having put his personal stamp on the contemporary theater, David Mamet now performs the supremely audacious feat of reinventing the theater of the past. He does so by telling his own ingenious and eerily moving version of the tragedy of Dr. Faustus.Mamet's Faustus--like Marlowe's and Goethe's before him--is a philosopher whose life's work has been the pursuit of "the secret engine of the world." He is also the distracted father of a small, adoring son. Out of the clash between love and intellect and the fatal operation of Faustus' pride, Mamet fashions a work that is at once caustic and heart-wrenching and whose resplendent language marries metaphysics to conman's patter. A meditation on reason and folly, fathers and sons, and a breathtaking display of magic both literal and theatrical, Faustus is a triumph.From the Trade Paperback edition.

4 editions First published in 2004

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Cover of: Faustus
2009, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
eBook in English
Cover of: Faustus
2007, Dramatists Play Service
in English
Cover of: Faustus
August 30, 2007, Dramatist's Play Service
Paperback in English
Cover of: Faustus
Faustus: a play
2004, Vintage Books
in English


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