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Deed of Gift: Dr Faustus. Part 1

Synopsis
Television schools series in eight parts, examining the conflict between good and evil in medieval and Elizabethan drama. Episode 2 considers Christopher Marlowe’s version of the Dr Faustus legend, the man who sold his soul to the devil. The play retains many of the formalities of the morality plays, such as the Good and Evil Angel and the Seven Deadly Sins, but the main characters Faustus and Mephistopholes are real personalities, not just representative figures.
Series
Terrible Choice
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
27 Jan 1960 at 15:23 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
37 mins
Availability
No archive copy found

Credits

Director
Roger Jenkins
Writer
Martin Worth
Contributor
Michael Hawkins
Cast
David DodimeadSecond scholar
Gerald CrossCornelius
Gordon GostelowBad Angel
John WoodMephistopoles
Judi DenchGood Angel
Keith TaylorWagner
Patrick TroughtonLucifer
Paul RogersFaustus
Peter WoodthorpeValdes
Tony ChurchFirst scholar

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Elizabethan drama; Marlowe, Christopher; morality plays; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

Associated-Rediffusion

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