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Doctor Faustu by Marlowe text

Doctor Faustu by Marlowe text

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Dr. Faustus (Marlowe)Text With Meanings & References (a work by Naim Tahir Baig)
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Naim Tahir Baig
(M.A. Political Science) , SIALKOT, PAKISTAN,
M.A. English
 
Roll # 622
 
DOCTOR FAUSTUS (CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE)
Wednesday, 10 February
Meanings & References added by:
The Tragical History of Dr.FaustusbyChristopher Marlowe
C O N T E N T S
CHORUS--------------------------------------------------------------------03
ACT I
SCENE I--------------------------------------------------------------------05SCENE II-------------------------------------------------------------------14SCENE III------------------------------------------------------------------17SCENE IV-------------------------------------------------------------------23
ACT II
SCENE I--------------------------------------------------------------------29SCENE II-------------------------------------------------------------------40
ACT III
CHORUS -------------------------------------------------------------------51SCENE I--------------------------------------------------------------------53
ACT IV
CHORUS -------------------------------------------------------------------59SCENE I--------------------------------------------------------------------60SCENE II-------------------------------------------------------------------63SCENE III------------------------------------------------------------------67SCENE IV-------------------------------------------------------------------72SCENE V--------------------------------------------------------------------78
ACT V
SCENE I -------------------------------------------------------------------80SCENE II-------------------------------------------------------------------87
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Naim Tahir Baig
(M.A. Political Science) , SIALKOT, PAKISTAN,
M.A. English
 
Roll # 622
 
DOCTOR FAUSTUS (CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE)
Wednesday, 10 February
Meanings & References added by:
DRAMATIS PERSONAE.
THE POPE.CARDINAL OF LORRAIN.THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY.DUKE OF VANHOLT.FAUSTUS.VALDES, ] friends to FAUSTUS.CORNELIUS, ]WAGNER, servant to FAUSTUS.Clown.ROBIN.RALPH.Vintner.Horse-courser.A Knight.An Old Man.Scholars, Friars, and Attendants.DUCHESS OF VANHOLTLUCIFER.BELZEBUB.MEPHISTOPHILIS.Good Angel.Evil Angel.The Seven Deadly Sins.Devils.Spirits in the shapes of ALEXANDER THE GREAT, of his Paramour and of HELEN.Chorus.
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Naim Tahir Baig
(M.A. Political Science) , SIALKOT, PAKISTAN,
M.A. English
 
Roll # 622
 
DOCTOR FAUSTUS (CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE)
Wednesday, 10 February
Meanings & References added by:
THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUSFROM THE QUARTO OF 1604.
Enter CHORUS.CHORUS
. Not marching now in fields of Thrasymene
 
(The battle of the Lake Trasimanus(217 B.C) in the panic war where Romans were defeated by Carthaginian.)
 Where Mars
((Roman mythology) Roman god of war and agriculture; father of Romulus and Remus;counterpart of Greek Ares)
did mate the Carthaginians
(A native or inhabitant of ancient Carthage)
;Nor sporting in the dalliance
(Playful behaviour intended to arouse sexual interest)
of love,In courts of kings where state is overturn'd;Nor in the pomp of proud audacious deeds,Intends our Muse
(In ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne;protector of an art or science)
to vaunt
(Show off)
her heavenly verse:Only this, gentlemen,--we must performThe form of Faustus' fortunes, good or bad:To patient judgments we appeal our plaud
(applaud)
,And speak for Faustus in his infancy
(The earliest state of immaturity).
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Now is he born, his parents base of stock
(of mean origin / poor people)
,In Germany, within a town call'd Rhodes
(A Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Doriansfrom Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes)
:Of riper years, to Wittenberg
(the famous university town)
he went,Whereas his kinsmen
(relatives)
chiefly brought him up.So soon he profits in divinity
 
(makes great progress in the study of theology)
The fruitful plot of scholarism grac'd,That shortly he was grac'd with doctor's name
(the degree of Divinity)
,Excelling all whose sweet delight disputes
(scholarly discussions)
In heavenly matters of theology;Till swoln with cunning
(knowledge / skill)
, of a self-conceit
(Characteristic of false pride;
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