Locking Faust into the Box

Tuesday evening’s performance “Faust in the Box” by Bridge Markland provided an amazing experience. For an hour and a half, Markland played three different roles, Heinrich Faust, Mephistopheles, and Gretchen. Changing characters in rapid succession, she presented each one in a very convincing fashion. Most impressive in that context were the ways in which she…

More on “Faust in the Box”

Faust is the most famous play by the most famous German playwright (if you still go by a canon of classical literature). It is based on the age-old myth of a human selling his soul for earthly possessions and power. In this play, it is a scholar seeking true knowledge. Faust (Part One) starts out…

ASC German Studies Hosts Bridge Markland with “Faust in the Box”

Faust–also known as Faustus, or Dr. Faust(us)–has roamed the pages of world literature in many cultures. Arguably, he has left his most decisive mark on German literary history, where Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s play “Faust” continues to inspire artistic expression from literature to theater to film. Regrettably, the intellectual satisfaction from engaging with this rich cultural…