For this recording of Christopher Marlowe's ground-breaking drama about death and damnation, a special version of the text, which is a selective conflation of the folios of 1604 and 1616, has been used.
Performed by members of the Online Stage.
Chorus - Elizabeth Klett
Faustus - Peter Tucker
Mephistophilis - Ron Altman
Wagner and Lust - Libby Stephenson
Good Angel and the Duchess of Vanholt - Carol Box
Evil Angel - Lucy Perry
Valdes, Pride, the Cardinal of Lorrain and the Third Scholar - Bob Neufeld
Cornelius, Beelzebub, First Friar and Old Man - Alan Weyman
First Scholar, Covertousness and Ralph - Cate Barratt
Second Scholar, Envy and Emperor Charles V - Marty Kris
Clown, Sloth and Robin - Michele Eaton
Lucifer, Second Friar and the Duke of Vanholt - Joseph Tabler
Wrath, the Pope and Vintner - Phil Benson
Beth Thomas as Gluttony, Third Friar and a Knight
Stage directions read by Denis Daly
© Voices of Today 2015
Put none before me...
What made the experience of listening to The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus the most enjoyable?
I liked the cast narration on this version.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus?
The ending description of hell fire and Faustus' end was indeed eye opening for us and the poor foolish Dr. The good angels end plea that had he only had turned away before he saw hell's gates open was also very powerful. It shows he really did not have remorse when he was doing what he desired only when he could not fulfill his whims. It is a "I wanted my cake and to eat it as well" human fallacy.
Would you listen to another book narrated by full cast?
Yes, I would.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did listen to it in one sitting.
How could the performance have been better?
This is a good play. A piece of classic literature. The recording was so bad I couldn't get through the first five minutes. The recording quality is poor. There is no acting or dramatization involved. Instead it's a chopped up recording of people reading the lines.
Any additional comments?
- L. King
He didn't have to take me to hell
I love reading Christopher Marlowe and I know the classic. Some of the actor are familiar for excellent work. But was it necessary to actually do the recording in hell. This is so bad, you should not be selling it to anyone.
- C. Quin
Very poor production
Cut and paste of soundbites which has almost zero in terms of production value - what a pity