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Faust II

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Faust II by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is a literary masterpiece that continues the captivating story of Doctor Faustus as he struggles with his desires, morality, and ultimate fate. The play is a complex exploration of human nature, power, and the consequences of one's actions.

Goethe's writing is incredibly rich and poetic, filled with vivid imagery and profound philosophical reflections. The characters are well-developed and the dialogue is sharp and thought-provoking. The play incorporates elements of classical mythology, literature, and theology, making it a truly engaging and intellectually stimulating read.

While Faust II can be challenging to comprehend at times due to its dense language and numerous cultural references, the rewards of delving into this work are plentiful. It is a timeless exploration of the human experience and the eternal struggle between good and evil.

Overall, Faust II is a remarkable work of literature that deserves to be read and appreciated for its depth, complexity, and enduring relevance. Goethe's exploration of the human condition in this play is both thought-provoking and deeply moving, making it a true classic of world literature.

Book Description:
Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature. Rich in classical allusion, in Part Two the romantic story of the first Faust is forgotten, and Faust wakes in a field of fairies to initiate a new cycle of adventures and purpose. The piece consists of five acts (relatively isolated episodes) each representing a different theme. Cast List Narrator / Stage Directions: AvailleMephistopheles: Algy PugFaust / Plutus / Doctor Marianus: Dan RaynhamAriel, Herald, Peneus, Guardsmen / First Guardsman, Heavenly Host, Pater Ecstaticus: Bob GonzalezEmperor, Gardeners, The Griffins / Second Griffin, Pater Seraphicus: BeirdoSquire, Page, Boy Charioteer, Homunculus, Euphorion, Chorus of Blessed Boys: Chris Marcellus2nd Squire, 2nd Page, Wood-cutters, Fauns, Courtier, Pygmies, Pygmy-Elders, The Youths, Arch Cup-Bearer, Heavenly Host, Chorus of Blessed Boys: Elizabeth KlettChancellor, Wood-Cutters, Atropos, Knight Banneret 1, Knight, Archbishop-Arch-Chancellor: Michael BennettGeneral-In-Chief. Gardeners, Learned Man, Chiron: David LawrencePulcinelli, Clotho, Fool, Wagner, Generalissimo, Lynceus the Warden of the Tower, Arch-Marshall, Heavenly Host: WupperhippoMurmurs of Crowd, Treasurer, Satirist, Poet, Griffins, The Youths, Bully / 3 Mighty Men: John TrevithickLord High Steward, Gardeners, Savage Song, Diplomatist, Dactyls, 1st Spy, Guardsmen / 2nd Guardsmen, Pater Profundis: Kevin W. DavidsonMurmurs of Crowd, Astrologer, Lachesis, Tumult & Song, Erichtho, Dactyls, Nereids & Tritons, 3rd Guardsman, Wanderer, Chorus of Blessed Boys: balaOlive-Branch / Fancy Nosegay / Garden-Girls, Aglaia, Crowd of Women, A Blonde, Lady 5 / Younger Lady, Sirens, Maiden, Younger Angels: Vanessa GarciaWreath of Ears / Challenge / Garden-Girls, Euphrosyne, Crowd of Women, Lady, Sphinxes, Dorides, Choretid 2, Want, Younger Angels, Magna Peccatrix: KristingjFancy Wreath / Rosebuds / Garden-Girls, Hegemone, A Brunette, Lady 2 / Young Lady, Ants, Dorides: Liberty StumpMother, Alucto, Crowd of Women, Lady 3 / Older Lady, Chorus of Insects, Sirens, Sphynx, The Phorkyads, Choretid 6, Phorkyas, Necessity, Chorus of Angels / Chorus Mysticus: TriciaGParasites, Fear, Lady 6 / Duenna, Chorus of Insects, Lamiae, Dorides, Speedbooty, Una Poenitentium / The Penitent: Lucy PerryHelena, Parasites, Crowd of Women, Sphinxes, The Phorkyads, Maria Aegyptiaca: Patti CunninghamDrunken Man, Tumult & Song, Chamberlain, Baccalaureus, Cranes of Ibycus, Oread, Psylli and Marsi, Holdfast / 3 Mighty Men, Lemures, Chorus: Kris Gannon, Braden River, FloridaMegaera, Nymphs, Ants, Lamiae, Psylli and Marsi, Panthalis / Leader of the Chorus, Guilt, Mater Gloriosa: Charlotte DuckettTisiphone, Nymphs, Chorus of Insects, The Arimaspeans, The Phorkyads, Choretid 5, Care, Angels / Chorus Mysticus: Kim MosesPrudence, Lady 4 / Oldest Lady, Nymphs, Pygmies / Pygmy-Elders, Choretid 3, Mulier Samaritana: Lani SmallHope,The Arimaspeans, Lamiae / Empusa, Choretid 1: Miss AvariceZoilo-Thersites, Sphinxes, Dryad, Galatea, Choretid 4, Baucis, More Perfect Angels: Amy GramourThe Starveling / Avarice, Giants, Knight Banneret 2 / Knight 2, Famulus, Griffins, Manto, Nereids and Tritons, Telchines, 2nd Spy, Philemon: Herman RoskamsSavage Song / Satyr, Second Chamberlain, Seismos, Proteus, Guardsmen/Fourth Guardsman, Lemur: Jason MillsFauns, Gnomes / Deputation of Gnomes, Architect, Emmets, Thales, Arch-Chamberlain, Chorus of Angels / Angels / Chorus Mysticus: Andy CotterlyGnomes / Deputation of Gnomes, Anaxagoras, The Youths, Havequick / 3 Mighty Men, More Perfect Angels: ToddHWSavage Song, Giants, Emmets, Nereus, Arch-High-Steward: Chuck WilliamsonSirens: Libby GohnCranes of Ibycus: Lucas RhonemusChorus, Psylli and Marsi: HunterEdited by TriciaG

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