Make own Faustian pact with classic
THE Graduate Dramatic Society (GRADS) is performing a season of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus at UWA’s Eizabethan-style New Fortune Theatre until March 28.
Director Stephen Lee, who also plays four roles in the production, said Marlowe’s masterpiece was thoughtful, darkly funny and intensely truthful.
“In a real tour de force of juggling different styles, Marlowe's play swings from powerful and impassioned poetry to broadly hilarious comedy as Faustus fritters away his time in a series of practical jokes and showy magical tricks,” Lee said.
“And finally, as his last hour ticks away, Faustus must face his own demons and struggle with his pride to ask God forgiveness.’
Lee moved to Perth from London in 2002 and directed his first play at New Fortune Theatre, The Taming of the Shrew, in 2003.
Since then he has worked on GRADS productions Much Ado about Nothing, Midsummer Night's Dream, Noises Off, What the Butler Saw and Aladdin.
Bookings for Doctor Faustus at www.grads.org.au.