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By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Adapted by Howard Brenton
Series: NHB Classic Plays
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854592040, 282 pages, September 1995


A two-part version of Goethe's great work, retaining the mighty scope, linguistic daring and philosophical intricacy of the original.

God and Mephistopheles make a bet on who can win the soul of Dr Faust. The good doctor signs a contract that offers him boundless knowledge and sensual gratification – but on one condition...

This version of Faust by Howard Brenton was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in 1995.


"Witty and actable"

- Financial Times

"Full of intellectual swagger, robust humour, driving poetical passion and barefaced cheek"

- Sunday Times

"Vigorous, colloquial and often very funny"

- Guardian