Heinrich Faust--a German scientist, philosopher, alchemist, and erudite--believes that he has no more to learn. This thought propels him into despair, and on the verge of suicide, the demon Mephistopheles appears and promises unlimited knowledge and power. The cost is only Faust’s soul--on the condition that Faust will feel a moment of pure happiness and contentment. Faust agrees, and the two begin a tragic adventure of black magic, sin, and death. Based on the legend of Johann Georg Faust, Goethe’s Faust, Part One is one of the most profoundly influential dramatizations of the story and a true masterpiece of German theatre.
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