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SereneChaos
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Looking for a version of Faust

I want to read Faust (either Goethe's or Marlowe's), but I can never make it through more than a chapter. So I was wondering if anyone knew of an ebook version that's like No Fear Shakespeare where there's a modern translation along with the original. Thanks for the help! =)
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Re: Looking for a version of Faust


SereneChaos wrote:
I want to read Faust (either Goethe's or Marlowe's), but I can never make it through more than a chapter. So I was wondering if anyone knew of an ebook version that's like No Fear Shakespeare where there's a modern translation along with the original. Thanks for the help! =)

I can't help you off hand with the book you want (searching a book ordering site for all Faust titles might turn up something -- that's how I'd probably start.  Or go looking for the Cliff Notes or Book Rags or ... one of the other sets of study notes online.), but you might like to know that the Metropolitan Opera performance of Faust is being simulcast on December 10 to selected theatres around the world.  Now, I have heard this is a fairly modernized production, but you might want to check it out.  The productions are great and not terribly expensive (~$20 for seniors, a bit more for adults, don't know for students).

 

See here http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/liveinhd/LiveinHD.aspx and search for local theatres.  A second (encore) showing is also offered.  

 

 

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Re: Looking for a version of Faust

Here are some guides available on NOOK for Marlowe's Doctor Faustus:

Doctor Faustus (SparkNotes Literature Guide)  

Doctor Faustus (KnowledgeNotes Student Guides)  

And for the Goethe:

Goethe's Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe l Summary & Study Guide  

Faust  

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a "translation" like No Fear where the original is on the left and the vernacular is on the right.

 


SereneChaos wrote:
I want to read Faust (either Goethe's or Marlowe's), but I can never make it through more than a chapter. So I was wondering if anyone knew of an ebook version that's like No Fear Shakespeare where there's a modern translation along with the original. Thanks for the help! =)


 

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Re: Looking for a version of Faust

Thanks for the help! =)