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Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • read closely – analyse a passage from the play

  • examine genre – what kind of play is Doctor Faustus?

  • consider themes – what are the main themes or issues explored in the play?

  • read historically – what are some of the connections between Doctor Faustus and the historical period in which it was written?

  • read biographically – what, if any, insights does Doctor Faustus give us into the character and reputation of its author?