Day 1

Doctor Faustus (Marlowe) Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    From reading the Introduction, what do you predict the differences between the A-text and B-text will be? Why do you think the edits between the A- and B-texts may have been made?

    The short introduction for the Norton Critical Edition of Doctor Faustus gives a brief overview of the frequent comparisons made between Marlowe and Shakespeare. In addition, the introduction discusses the complex textual history of the A- and B-texts of Doctor Faustus, explaining the general differences and brief history of these two different versions. In addition to noting the main differences between the two versions, the editor then speculates about the more philosophical and ideological...

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