Faustus is a brilliant but embittered academic, frustrated with the futility of religion, law and science. He is desperate for a deeper understanding of the universe and for the fame that it will bring. Risking everything, he strikes a deal with Lucifer – infinite knowledge and power in exchange for his soul, signed in blood. Maria Aberg returns to the RSC to direct Marlowe's tale of vanity, greed and damnation.
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