Plays Directory : Faust

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Overview
    A tragic play. It was published in two parts: Faust: der Tragödie erster Teil (translated as: Faust: The Tragedy Part One) and Faust: der Tragödie zweiter Teil (Faust: The Tragedy Part Two). The play is a closet drama, meaning that it is meant to be read rather than performed. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature.

    About a good human, Faust, who makes a pact with the devil, Mephistopheles: the devil will do everything that Faust wants while he is here on earth, and in exchange Faust will serve the devil in Hell. Faust's arrangement is that if during the time while Mephistopheles is serving Faust, Faust is so pleased with anything the devil gives him that he wants to stay in that moment forever, he will die in that instant. Faust meets Margaret (also known as Gretchen). He is attracted to her and with jewelry and help from a neighbor, Marthe, the devil draws Gretchen into Faust's arms. Faust seduces Gretchen and they sleep together. Gretchen's mother dies from a sleeping potion, administered by Gretchen to obtain privacy so that Faust could visit her. Gretchen discovers she is pregnant. Gretchen's brother condemns Faust, challenges him and falls dead at the hands of Faust and the devil. Gretchen drowns her illegitimate child and is convicted of the murder. Faust tries to save Gretchen from death by attempting to free her from prison. Finding that they cannot free her, Faust and the devil flee the dungeon, while voices from Heaven announce that Gretchen shall be saved. In part two Faust wakes in a field of fairies to initiate a new cycle of adventures and purpose. The piece consists of five acts (relatively isolated episodes) each representing a different theme. Ultimately, Faust goes to heaven, for he loses only half of the bet. Angels, who arrive as messengers of divine mercy, declare at the end of Act V: "He who strives on and lives to strive/ Can earn redemption still" (V, 11936-7).

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2 known characters

5 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Victoria Timmins
Victoria Timmins
Costume Maker
2020, Wordrobe Head
Vlad Troncea
Vlad Troncea
Actor
2019, Actor
Royal Opera House London
Vlad Troncea
Vlad Troncea
Dancer
2019, Dancer
Royal Opera House London
Mowbray Powell-Jones
Mowbray Powell-Jones
Set Designer
2018, Set Build
Lucy Neale
Lucy Neale
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Deputy Stage Manager
Dorset Opera Festival
Sarah Martell Astley
Sarah Martell Astley
Makeup Artist
2017, Wig Assistant
The Coade Theatre, Bryanston, Dorset
Harriet Kennedy
Harriet Kennedy
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Assistant Stage Manager/ Props Misterss
Christin Prüstel
2017, Gretchen
Rose Bruford College of Performing Arts
Stephanie Spiller
Stephanie Spiller
Makeup Artist
2017, Makeup artist and assistant
Adam Smith Theatre
Christian Anstee
2017, Chorus
Code Hall
Lynne Kenning
2017, Helen of Troy and Chorus
St Andrews and St Georges, Bolton
Jack Middleton
2016, Actor
His Majesty's Theatre
Stefan Chanyaem
2015, Mephistopheles
Greenside, Nicolson Square
Vincent Pun
Vincent Pun
Production Assistant
2015, Videographer
Jon Roache
Jon Roache
Sound Engineer
2015, Lighting Designer
Alice Barber
Alice Barber
Deputy Stage Manager
2015, Stage Manager
The Chapel
Natasha Stiven
2015, Gypsy/Goddess
His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Australia
Marie-lyne Morant
Marie-lyne Morant
Make-up Artist
2015, HOD Makeup and Hair department
Anna Sofia
Anna Sofia
Actor
2015, Gretchen (Lead)
Adam Grubner
Adam Grubner
Art Director
2015, Scenic Artist