TITLE

'Falling to a diuelish exercise': The Copernican Universe in Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus

AUTHOR(S)
Sugar, Gabrielle
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Early Theatre;2009, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p141
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the Copenican universe in the play "Doctor Faustus," by Christopher Marlowe. According to the author, scholars have often noticed the absence of Copernican theory in Marlowe's play. A comparison of two extant versions of "Doctor Faustus," the 1604 'A-text' and the 1616 'B-text,' and drawing from the work of Leah S. Marcus reveals evidence of Copernican theory in the play. The author stresses that as Faustus becomes an intellectual explorer, his link to Copernicanism makes him more transgressive than the devil himself.
ACCESSION #
40733790

 

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