Doctor Faustus (Paul Hilton), restless for knowledge, forsakes scholarship for magic and makes a pact with the Devil: if the evil spirit Mephistopheles (Arthur Darvill) will serve him for 24 years, Faustus will yield his soul to the Devil after death. Soaring poetry, a good deal of anarchic comedy and spectacular staging accompany their adventures in a mythic tale illustrating mankind's insatiable desire for knowledge and power, in Globe on Screen's live production of Christopher Marlowe's play Doctor Faustus, filmed earlier in 2012. Globe on Screen presents classic works in an imaginative, skillful and accessible style that honors Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights' language and intentions, in a reconstruction of the house that Shakespeare built, while projecting their work through a 21st-century lens. Official Web Site

Director:

Matthew Dunster

Cast (in alphabetical order):

Charlotte Broom, Michael Camp, Richard Clews, Nigel Cooke, Jonathan Cullen, Arthur Darvill, Robert Goodale, Paul Hilton, Sarita Piotrowski, Will Mannering, Pearce Quigley, Iris Roberts, Beatriz Romilly, Felix Scott, Jade Williams, Chinna Wodu

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

2hrs 27mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

UK