If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to understand the elements of Christopher Marlowe’s life and experiences that shaped his worldview and his writings.
Students will be able to analyze the historical and cultural framing for the play.
Students will be able to read Doctor Faustus with an eye to the linguistic and thematic details that mark Marlowe's style.
Students will be able to analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the notable ideas and important themes in Doctor Faustus.
Students will be able to evaluate the historical and...