'Dr. Faustus', one of the most well known classics, was written by one of the most famous renaissance playwrights and Shakespeare contemporaries, Christopher Marlowe over four hundred years ago. Doctor Faustus, a well-respected German scholar, is dissatisfied with traditional forms of knowledge and decides he wants to practice magic. He summons up a devil by the name of Mephistophilis and sells his soul to Lucifer in exchange of 24 years of service to Mephistopholis so he may practice evil arts. This is a tale that portrays the battle between good and evil, rights and wrongs.
The six actors play nearly thirty characters through an exploration of voice and body, a theatrical experience that combines sound, physical theatre and abstract imagery, a mixture of influences from Eastern and Western voice and physical practices. This is a unique and innovative interpretation of ‘Dr. Faustus’.
‘Dr. Faustus’ is a text based performance. The text serves as the main blueprint, and performers ‘physicalise’ and vocalise the images contained within the text.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
22 October, 2012