January 26, 2022

Faustus (play)

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Faustus is a two act play by David Mamet that had its world premiere in San Francisco’s Magic Theatre in March 2004, directed by Mamet.[1][2] It’s a updated mannequin of the Faust legend.

Selection’s Dennis Harvey wrote a antagonistic consider, criticizing the dialogue, lack of emotion and staging, saying, “Those that suspect Mamet the director is way from Mamet the creator’s best interpreter will uncover that notion amply supported proper right here. Even allowing for the lumpy prose, which could sap vitality under any circumstances, the bodily manufacturing is remarkably stilted.”[3]

On this mannequin, Faustus is a married youthful scientist and thinker with a toddler throughout the 1900s. Nonetheless, after his latest work is slammed by critics, he makes a demonic maintain a bizarre celebration entertainer, ‘Magus’.

March 2004

March 2004

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