Dr Faustus context

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  • Created on: 22-01-13 12:54
  • Very religious 16th century audience at the time so the blasphemous themes in Dr Faustus would have been seen as very shocking. (Elizabethan times)
  • Whereas, to a modern audience this probably would not have been considered shocking.
  • Seven Deadly sins shocking
  • Dr Faustus is a morality play using alegorical characters, popular in elizabethan times
  • In many ways, Marlowe's play reflects the extensive intellectual, economic and political changes taking place in sixteenth century England, the changed were sparked by the Renaissance.
  • Marlowe was a renaissance man however many people did not welcome the renaissance, it wasn't that wide speead and people still retained traditional values and beliefs
  • Christopher Marlowe attended Cambridge University…


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