By David Mamet
Having positioned his own stamp at the modern theater, David Mamet now plays the supremely audacious feat of reinventing the theater of the prior. He does so by way of telling his personal creative and eerily relocating model of the tragedy of Dr. Faustus.
Mamet's Faustus--like Marlowe's and Goethe's earlier than him--is a thinker whose life's paintings has been the pursuit of "the mystery engine of the world." he's additionally the distracted father of a small, adoring son. Out of the conflict among love and mind and the deadly operation of Faustus' delight, Mamet models a piece that's immediately caustic and heart-wrenching and whose resplendent language marries metaphysics to conman's patter. A meditation on cause and folly, fathers and sons, and a wide ranging exhibit of magic either literal and theatrical, Faustus is a triumph.
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