Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 13, 1967 · Page 28
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 28

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, May 13, 1967
Page 28
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'Dr.Faustus' At The University David Storti And George Wall CITIZEN PHOTO BY DAVE ACTON A production of "The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe will bring to a close the 1966-67 season of the University of Arizona Drama Department. The drama will be given at 8 p.m. nightly Monday-Sunday, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, at the University Theater. Tickets, priced at $1.50, are available at the theater box office, Speedway at Olive Road. _^_ Directed by Peter Marroney, drama department head, the cast includes George Wall as Faustus and David Storti as Mephistophilis, the two principal roles. The play traces the "hellish" fall of Dr. Faustus the man who sold his soul to the devil. Acknowledged master of., liberal arts, pride and curiosity lead Faustus to turn a. deaf ear to his good angel. The very ingratiating Mephistophilis persuades Faustus to pledge his soul in exchange for 24 years of earthly power and delight. Marlowe's plays established the dominance of blank verse as the principal literary form for English drama during Shakespeare's time and after. "Dr. Faustus" is among the most exciting of the Elizabethan dramas with its scenes of tragical intensity interspersed with parody, farce, black magic and pageantry. Interest is added to "Dr. Faustus'' by the dispute of experts as to whether Marlowe actually wrote all of the drama. Many believe the comic prose, unlike Marlowe's style, was written perhaps by the playwright's friend Thomas Nashe, who had collaborated with Marlowe in his early tragedy, "Dido." In Marlowe's day, it was customary for playwrights to get their plots from old stories or plays previously written. There were no copywright laws in the first Elizabeth's era. So Marlowe was able to found his drama on. a German legend, "Historia von D. Joharui Fausten," first published in Frankfurt in 1587 and translated into English prose by one "P. F., Gerite." Marlowe knew only the English translation, not the German original. Scholars contend that no other Elizabethan drama "so fully blends the ethical forces and the dramatic intensity of the medieval mystery plays with the psychological preoccupation of the Elizabethen drama." HANDSOME SPANISH COLONIAL DESIGN FINEST CONSTRUCTION AND DETAIL 1300 sq, ft. of living area plus 475 sq. ft. of covered patio, carport and storage. Big 60' by 105' lot. Beautiful park-like setting, yet 5 minutes to downtown Tucson . .. underground utilities . . . superb view of city. Only 2 Townehouses per structure .. . complete privacy. Only $15,950 complete .. . deeded land and Townehouse Townehouses today! Drive west on Anklam Road past St. Mary's Hospital to Tucson Park West. ' 3 New Furnished Model Homes Now Open xsl;wesl of.the TucsofrNogoles.highway. Ytotth for Ihe signs near Sohuarila. Time-proved ESTESQuality PAGE 2 TUCSON ^DAILY CITIZEN SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1967

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