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Dramatic Quality of the Central Scenes in 'Dr Faustus' by Christopher Marlowe "Dr Faustus" is considered by many to be a tragic play, in fact, Marlowe himself called it, 'The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Dr.
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Dramatic Quality of the Central Scenes in 'Dr Faustus' by Christopher Marlowe "Dr Faustus" is considered by many to be a tragic play, in fact, Marlowe himself called it, 'The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus'. However, there are several scenes in the middle of the play scenes 6 to 11 which can be considered to be comical scenes, which do not fit into the stereotype of tragedies of the time. They can be considered to be interesting scenes in their own right, but their overall purpose and their closely linked end dramatic quality,...
theatre to be entertained, and may have expected some comedy even in a play as tragic as "Dr Faustus".

In spite of this, I feel that the overall dramatic quality of the central scenes is positive and effectively worked to further Marlowe's themes. One should bear in mind that even though the type of humour that operates in these scenes is not directed at a contemporary audience and therefore they may not find it as humourous as an audience of the time, modern advantages of better props, settings and stage techniques would improve the dramatic quality of the play.

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