This DVD is part of a brand new series of classic plays aimed at the student, teacher, lecturer and theatre lover alike. Each production is highly polished, using professional actors and directors at London's award-winning Greenwich theatre. Bring set texts to life with these stunning plays shot in High Definition that you'll want to watch again and again! Doctor Faustus is a play by Christopher Marlowe, first published in 1604, although the basic tale is much older. Having decided he has accumulated all he can of conventional knowledge, Doctor Faustus turns to magic in a quest for greater truths. Before long, he ends up selling his soul to the devil - the famous Faustian pact that's entered the language. Dr Faustus gradually realises his terrible mistake. He apparently repents, but finally dies, the devil coming to collect his soul, and his friends the dismembered body.