- 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…