· THIRTY adjectives
· FIFTEEN adverbs
· Four short sentences (five words or fewer)
· No cliff-hanger ending
· No more than four characters
· Description of setting
· Description of character appearance
· Internal monologue (thoughts/ feelings)
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Sunday, 19 October 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Faustus attends the court of the Duke and Duchess of Vanholt. He demonstrates his powers over time and space by bringing a dish of grapes for the pregnant duchess, even though it is winter.5.1
Faustus has a feast at the end of his twenty-four years. He conjures Helen of Troy to please his guests. An Old Man prevents Faustus from killing himself but Faustus casts away his soul by kissing the succubus of Helen.
Monday, 29 September 2014
Robin steals one of Faustus’s conjuring books and promises to make himself and Rafe rich.
Faustus prevaricates over whether he should repent or not. Mephistopheles distracts him by providing a pageant featuring the seven deadly sins.
Faustus and Mephistopheles arrive in Rome. The doctor is reluctant to stay but Mephistopheles persuades him and they spend their time ridiculing the Pope and his friars.
Rafe and Robin steal a cup from the Vintner; they conjure Mephistopheles, who is so annoyed at their impudence that he turns them into a dog and an ape.
Act 4.1Faustus conjures Alexander the great and his paramour for Emperor Charles V. After being insulted by a knight, Faustus puts horns on him. On leaving the city, Faustus and Mephistopheles meet a horse-courser and trick him into buying a horse made of hay.
GC: “Women in ancient Rome had no control over their private and public lives.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? Can the same be said of women today?Medi: “Living in ancient Athens was preferable to living in ancient Rome.” Do you agree?
To be completed by Monday 6th October.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Faustus signs his contract with Mephistopheles, written in his own blood. He ignores various warnings that he should turn away. Finally, Mephistopheles gives him a book of spells which allow him to fulfil all his dreams.
Monday, 22 September 2014
Cornelius and Valdes assist Faustus in his conjuring. The university have noticed Faustus is no longer attending.
Act 1.3Faustus conjures Mephistopheles and commands him to arrange a pact with Lucifer.
Act 1.4Faustus’s servant, Wagner, agrees a pact with the idiot, Robin. This mirrors the pact of Faustus and Mephistopheles.