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.