Summaries and critical commentary

  • David A. Male
Part of the Macmillan Master Guides book series


The Chorus introduces the chief character of the play, Doctor John Faustus who, although born of peasant stock, has achieved eminence as a brilliant academic in the University of Wittenburg. The speaker gives a brief summary of the main theme, telling how Faustus dabbles in black magic which results in his final damnation. The Chorus concludes with a lament for Faustus’s preference for these ‘devilish exercises’.


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