The Tragedy of Doctor Faustus

So I finally finished reading Faustus yesterday. It’s odd how the shortest book on my list took the longest to read, or so it seems. Things just worked out that way – I’ve had a lot going on and haven’t had a chance to read much recently.

It was interesting to read a play for a change. I haven’t read any since I was in high school, and that’s been a while. While I really enjoyed the play, I also found the information about Marlowe’s life, (was a spy and playwright, and went to prison – twice I think – all before being killed in a barroom fight at the age of 29. It gets better though, the fight might have actually been an assassination…), to be incredibly interesting as well. Marlowe is the guy who paved the way for Shakespeare, and from reading Faustus he seems to have done a great job of it.

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