Alan Marshall Bella Edwards Bob Howourth Brian Davis Brenda Cook Carol Chilcott Claude Rimmer David Conn David Glover-Kirk David Parry-Jones David Scott David Talbot faustus group Jack Mundy Jacky Long Joan Clews Joan Goodyear John Vowles Kathy Stewart Kevin Hogan Lizzie Lane Lyn Martin Mary Lansdown Nicholas Selway Peter Sutton Richard Edwards Robert Chapman Robert Tooze Royston Tanner Sarah McGreevy Stephen Canaby This River Winding Tina Kelly Tom Hodson georgeT

About Marlowe Synopsis Theme Art Text

Investigate the play

‘We started looking at making a new play early in 2003. We had written two of our own plays "Lying Doctors’ and "Sharing the Stars’ and we wanted to return to doing a play that someone else had written.

We chose Faustus because it is a very strong story. It has lots of opportunities for us to try out different ideas on stage.

a sketch of Faustus in his study
Faustus’s study by Carol Chilcott

We have made the story easier to understand by editing it, putting our power into it, our imagination, and our sheer hard work. In the play are our ideas and understandings of power, belief, knowledge, learning, good, evil, fear and temptation.

We have put all our understandings of being a human being into this play.’

link to video clip from the play
Knowledge and wisdom, video clip

In this section we will look at the life of Marlowe, the story of Faustus, the themes identified by the Portway Players, and the ways the text was adapted and the inspiration gained through working with an artist in residence.

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