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The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus | Christopher Marlowe
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AlobelThee
Doctor Faustus | Christopher Marlowe
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🍺😈 Day 5 #7days7spines

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Tamra
Doctor Faustus | Christopher Marlowe
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The more I ponder the moral ambiguity of this play in the context of the Renaissance, the better it gets! Brilliant!

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TheAliceEvers
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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!

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TheKidUpstairs
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I went to a local vintage market in search of a bread box. I may have gotten sidetracked...

Djspens 💗💗💗Nancy Drew! 2y
Cathythoughts 😂 nice breadbox (edited) 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Cathythoughts I could probably stack them into a nice, box-like shape, right?! 😂 2y
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knittedgnome Haha that happens!! 2y
Nebklvr Son of a trickster! Think that is on my tbr 2y
AlaMich I have boxes of those old yellow Nancy Drews. My dad couldn‘t wait to get them out of the garage! 😂 2y
TheKidUpstairs @AlaMich I'm slowly collecting them all. I ❤ Nancy Drew 😁. If I ever get a tattoo, it will be the classic Nancy with magnifying glass silhouette. 2y
AlaMich @TheKidUpstairs Would you be interested in adopting mine? It would be nice to know they were going to a good home! 😊 2y
SleepyDragon But did you find a bread box? Lol 2y
TheKidUpstairs @NeesyBeth 😂 Still no luck on the bread box front! 2y
TheKidUpstairs @AlaMich That's so sweet of you! I would love them, but I hesitate because I feel like the shipping would be atrocious. 2y
AlaMich @TheKidUpstairs I will investigate shipping costs. I could just send a selection; maybe if there are specific titles you‘d like, I can see if I have those. I‘d really like to gift them to you, so we will figure this out. 😊 2y
AlaMich @TheKidUpstairs My email is amwolf1 at mac dot com 2y
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everfree7
Dr. Faustus | Christopher Marlowe, Martowe
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No student can resist the classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil

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AlobelThee
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#Greed Faustus comes as a reminder to watch some YouTube reenactments again. 😄 It's hilariously good, as a greed ego and downfall play. #ReadingResolutions @Jess7

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TheKidUpstairs
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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.

#SoldMySoul
#TuneIntoNovember
@Cinfhen @Robothugs

merelybookish Good one! 2y
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Centique Well done! I completely forgot this one even though I studied it at uni. Gosh I‘m getting old and forgetful! 2y
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youneverarrived
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👹 Faustus exchanges his soul with the Devil for knowledge and power. I can‘t really remember that much about it. For one of my modules at uni I had to study two plays - this and Othello, and I absolutely loved Othello but this was just ok for me. #emojinov

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Jas16
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A scientist who goes too far and loses himself to gain more knowledge. #thefly #monstermadness2017

LibrarianRyan 👍🤓👻 2y
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HannaPolkadots
Dr. Faustus | Christopher Marlowe, Martowe
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I enjoyed this more than I did Goethe's Faust, I think it was clearer and both more funny and more tragic in a way. Also, way easier to read ☺

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AlobelThee
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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." ?✨

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AlobelThee
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#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 ??☔️

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AlobelThee
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#shelfie At my PC desk shelf slot. I'm starting to get a Shivers collection going, knowing a few shops for more along the way. Doctor Faustus is a great devilish theatre play to give another reread sometime. #aprilbookshowers 👻

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dannykat
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Then come dine with me, and after meat
We'll canvass every quiddity thereof.

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dannykat
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Reading this play for college. General rule for reading plays? Skim it, watch the adaption and SparkNotes it.

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AlobelThee
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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.

AlobelThee Light-up gargoyle, from Chapters. 🤣 I wore out the battery. 3y
MaleficentBookDragon ❤️💜💙 the gargoyle! 3y
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AlobelThee
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#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

AlobelThee MTGs Demonic Tutor would have made another great card bookmark 😄 I once had the new one; gifted it to a friend. (edited) 3y
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ElizaTodd
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I was able to pick these up today! 💕 #bookhaul

britt_brooke The Elizabeth Smart one is a tough read, but very good. I read it right after it was released while we still lived in SLC (which, of course, is where a large portion of the story takes place). 3y
Gayan N0S4A2💖 3y
ElizaTodd @britt_brooke I'm interested in reading more about her story, I don't know very much about the case! @Gayan Yes! I'm very excited for that one, wanted it since Christmas!! 3y
AGirlAndHerBooks I *really* loved NOS4A2. My favorite Joe Hill. ❤ 3y
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"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.

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Chey12
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"These metaphysics of magicians
And necromantic books are heavenly
Lines, circles, signs, letters, and characters--Ay, these are this that Faustus most desires."

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jdtchicago

Hell is just a frame of mind.

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akfreeborn
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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!

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