🍺😈 Day 5 #7days7spines
The more I ponder the moral ambiguity of this play in the context of the Renaissance, the better it gets! Brilliant!
I‘m not sure if I enjoy this play or not... I think maybe I do?
The reason I feel underwhelmed by it is because once Faustus gets his powers, he doesn‘t do much with them, just trivial things and it feels like a big bunch of nothing.
But that is the point the play is trying to make! He wanted these powers to do great things and ended up not doing anything and shouldn‘t have stretched beyond himself and so actually the play is very successful!
I went to a local vintage market in search of a bread box. I may have gotten sidetracked...
Then come and dine with me, and after meat
We'll canvas every quiddity thereof.
For ere I sleep I'll try what I can do;
This night I'll conjure though I die therefore.
I found this bookmark in Doctor Faustus, which may have been from a tiny bottle of amethyst gems. ? It's the kind of thing my folks might randomly find on the desk shelf, thinking, "Well, that figures." ?✨
#aneeyorekindofread I'm pretty much thinking of a stage reenactment play ? Doctor Faustus in an Eeyore onesie, mustering above melancholy, to the opening lines; "Settle thy studies Faustus, and begin to sound the depth of that thou wilt profess." The whole rise and fall would be hilariously epic! #aprilbookshowers ??☔️
Easily my favourite, quick read and reread, classic play. It's the darkly hilarious 'Faustian bargain' of one man's thrill for knowledge and magical power, rather meagrely in exchange for his soul. The stage idea of Faustus rambling to himself, boasting a stubborn proud ego, makes the humour. - My mother said it figures I'd like this cover art 😅 I imagine soul struggles as a divine wrestle of angels and demons in tights.
#alltheworldsastage I discovered this classic play book at a used book shop, and really enjoyed the evil laugh. I remember the opera scene in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows seemed to be based on Faustus 😂 I'd totally love to attend that! 😈 #feistyfeb
I was able to pick these up today! 💕 #bookhaul
"Had I as many souls as there be stars, I'd give them all for Mephastophilis." *
*I liked this quote alone however, the full context of the scene is much different. Faustus has abandoned the Word of God to perform magic and summons a devil, Mephastophilis. Faustus wants Mephastophilis to go tell Lucifer that he gives his soul to him in the blind belief that hell is not fiery damnation but rather where the old philosophers are.
Hell is just a frame of mind.
I never read the Marlowe play as a student. This has it all, Satan and his servants, good and bad Angel and a tragic ending that you really can see coming. Signing a contract with the devil in blood probably won't end well. Surprisingly entertaining! Glad I read it!