Sunday, March 22, 2009

March 22: From Puppet Show to Majestic Drama (Vol. 19, pp. 23-36)

Goethe died this day in 1832, so we get the opening to "Faust." It's not quite enough to get a feel for the play, but this legend of a philosopher selling his soul to Satan to gain unimagined power is a familiar tale to most readers.

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