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22 May 1923

28 February 1929

5 February 1931

27 June 1932

13 April 1934 (O.U.D.S.  Production)

19 June 1938 - produced by Barbara Burnham

8 September 1940 - produced by Barbara Burnham

29 November 1942 - produced by Barbara Burnham

12 April 1943 - arranged by Mary Hope Allen and produced by Robert Speaight

8 July 1946 - produced by Felix Felton

18 October 1949 - adapted and produced by E. J. King-Bull (from the version by Basil Ashmore with some passages from the English Faust Book 1592)

8 October 1956 - produced by Michael Bakewell

13 December 1970 - produced by John Tydeman

Amateur 

1896 - The Elizabethan Stage Society

directed by William Poel

Performed at St George's Hall, London on 2 and 4 July 1896

Revived at the Royal Court in October 1904 and at Terry's Theatre in December 1904

See: The Daily Telegraph 3 July 1896;

        C.E. Montague, The Manchester Guardian, 8 November 1904

        Robert Speaight, William Poel and the Elizabethan Revival (London, 1954), 113-9

1907 - The marlowe society, cambridge

1925 - The phoenix society

Performed at the New Oxford Theatre, London, October 1925

See: James Agate, Brief Chronicles, (London: J. Cape, 1943), 135-6

1925 - haymarket theatre

Selected Scenes directed by William Poel at the Haymarket Theatre, 24 July 1925

1929 - The norwich Maddermarket Theatre

directed by Nugent Monck at the Canterbury Festival, 22, 23 and 24 August 1929

1934 - Oxford University Dramatic Society

directed by Gyles Isham in Oxford Town Hall, February 1934

1954 - Hopefield Miniature Theatre

directed by K. J. Haigh at Hopefield Miniature Theatre, 28 - 30 October 1954, with Ian McKellen in the role of Wagner

1956 - The tavistock repertory company

directed by Evan Halterman at the Tower Theatre, Canonbury, London, 6 April 1956

1957 - Oxford university dramatic society

directed by Nevill Coghill at the Oxford Playhouse, 1957

See: Frank Dibb, Plays and Players, May 1957, 32

1960 - Cambridge university marlowe society

directed by Michael Bakewell at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

opened 23 August 1960

See: Peter Carthay, Plays and Players, October 1960, 11-3

1960 - Bristol university drama society

 

1963 - Oxford university dramatic society

 

1966 - Oxford university dramatic society

directed by Nevill Coghill at the Oxford Playhouse

opened 14 February 1966

semi-professional: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor took part

See: J. C. Trewin, The Birmingham Post, 15 February 1966

        W. A. Darlington, The Daily Telegraph, 15 February 1966

        Philip Hope-Wallace, The Guardian, 15 February 1966

        The Times, 15 February 1966

        The Stage, 17 February 1966

        Harold Hobson, The Sunday Times, 20 February 1966

        Penelope Gilliatt, The Observer, 20 February, 1966

        Derick Grigs, Plays and Players, April 1966, 26-7

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

                                 (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 245-52

1971 - Marsh College Players

performing at the National Union of Students Drama Festival at Southampton University, January 1971

 See: Nicholas de Jongh, Plays and Players, February 1971, 60

1974 - Edinburgh festival fringe

 

1975 - Clare actors, Cambridge

at Clare College, Cambridge

opened 4 December 1975

1976 - St. peter's college, oxford

at St Peter's College, Oxford,  summer 1976

1977 - Bats theatre company

directed by John Softley, at Christ's College, Cambridge

opened 21 February 1977

1978 - Oxford university dramatic society

directed by Jeremy Howe, at the Oxford Playhouse, 21-25 November 1978

See: RORD [Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama], 21 (1978), 67

1979 - Open link theatre club

directed by Ian Munday at the Edison Centre, London, 18-21 October 1979

See: The Stage, 1 November 1979

1979 - Pembroke college, cambridge

directed by Richard Spaul at Pembroke College, Cambridge, 19-24 November 1979

See: Peter Holland,  RORD, 22 (1979), 78

1980 - Jesus college dramatic society and gods, cambridge

directed by Tim Cribb, Stewart Eames and Howard Erskine-Hill at Jesus College, Cambridge, 14-18 October 1980

See: Peter Holland,  RORD, 23 (1980), 62-3

1980 - Maddermarket theatre, Norwich

at the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, 21-29 November, 1980

1981 - university college players

directed by R. Gaskin at the Oxford Playhouse, March 1981

See: Michayel Pincombe, RORD, 25 (1982), 125

1981 - Cambridge experimental theatre

Cambridge Experimental Theatre, 1981

1982 - The attic theatre company, glasgow

 

1982 - King edward's school

at King Edward's School, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1982

1983 - Gulbenkian studio

at the Gulbenkian Studio, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, January 1983

1984 - Cambridge university Marlowe society

directed by David Parry at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge, 6-10 March 1984

See: Roma Gill, RDN [Renaissance Drama Newsletter], 5.2 (Summer-Autumn, 1984), 5-7

Professional 

1940 - rudolf steiner hall

opened 12 March 1940

See: The Times, 13 March 1940

1944 - the old vic company

directed by John Moody at the Liverpool Playhouse; opened 16 May 1944

1947 - shakespeare memorial theatre

directed by Walter Hudd at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

press night 12 July 1946 and 9 April 1947

See: The Times, 13 July 1946
        The Stage, 18 July 1946

1948 - the old vic company

directed by John Burrellat the New Theatre, 7 October 1948

See: The Stage, 10 October 1948

        Audrey Williamson, Old Vic Drama (London : Rockliff, 1948), 16-7

1950 - the compass players

directed by John Crockett, on tour, 1950

1960 - cambridge university marlowe society 

directed by Michael Bakewell; in repertoire with Robert Greene's Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, it was performed at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, 25-26 July; at the Open-air Theatre, Avonbank Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1-6 August 1960; and at the Lyric Opera House Hammersmith, London, 23 August-3 September 1960

Ian McKellen played The Pope/Scholar/Gluttony, Derek Jacobi - Evil Angel, Trevor Nunn - Second Scholar in this production; see programme and cast.

The production was 'part of University Open Air Theatre Festival 18 July-10 August 1960'. It 'took place in the specially constructed Open Air Theatre, Avonbank Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon under the auspices of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. It was 'performed by Cambridge University Marlowe Society. All members of the cast remained anonymous.'

1961 - the old vic company

directed by Michael Benthall

opened at the Edinburgh festival, 21 August 1961

See: Ronald Hastings, The Daily Telegraph, 17 July and 14, 15 September 1961

        Philip Hope-Wallace, The Guardian, 23 August 1961

        J. C. Trewin, The Birmingham Post, 22 August and 15 September 1961

        J.C. Trewin, Plays and Players, October 1961, 11

       The Stage, 24 August and 21 September 1961

        The Times, 24 August and 15 September 1961

        Frank Granville Barker, Plays and Players, November 1961, 15-17 (photos p.20)

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 226-39

1962 - Dr Faustus - studio production

directed by Clifford Williams

one performance on 7 December 1962 at the Conference Hall, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon 

1964 - Farnham Repertory Company

 

1965  - The Close Theatre

directed and adapted by Charles Marowitz at The Close Theatre, Glasgow

opened 2 December 1965

See: The Times, 15 December 1965

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 239-45

1966 - Nottingham Playhouse

directed by Andre van Gyseghem at the Nottingham Playhouse

opened 25 May 1966

See: Eric Shorter, The Daily Telegraph, 26 May 1966

        Ronald Parr, Plays and Players, July 1966, 50

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 252-62

1969 - The Royal Shakespeare Company

directed by Clifford Williams at the Royal Theatre Company, Stratford-upon-Avon

opened 27 June 1968; on tour 14 January-10 May 1969

See: Gareth Lloyd Evans, The Guardian, 28 June 1968

        Eric Shorter, The Daily Telegraph, 28 June 1968 

        J. C. Trewin, The Birmingham Post, 28 June 1968

        Irvin Wardle, The Times, 28 June 1968

        Ronald Bryden, The Observer, 30 June 1968

        Harold Hobson, The Sunday Times, 30 June 1968

        R. B. Marriott, The Stage, 14 July 1968

        Peter Roberts, Plays and Players, October 1968

        Frank Cox, Plays and Players, August 1970, 46

        Michael Scott, Renaissance Drama and a Modern Audience (London: Macmillan, 1982), 28-9

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 262-71

1969 - Newcastle Playhouse

directed by Ann Stutfield at the Newcastle Playhouse

opened 28 October 1969

See: Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 271-4

1970 - The Royal Shakespeare Company

directed by Gareth Morgan

The production opened at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, on 10 March 1970 and it was part of the Theatregoround Tour; it had its first performance in Stratford-upon-Avon on 29 April 1970; the tour ended with a last performance on 8 December 1970, Stratford-upon-Avon.

See: John Wilders, The Guardian

        J.C. Trewin, The Birmingham Post, 25 June 1970

        The Daily Telegraph, 25 June 1970

        The Guardian, 25 June 1970

        Frank Cox, Plays and Players, August 1970

        Michael Scott, Renaissance Drama and a Modern Audience (London: Macmillan, 1982), 27-8

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 274-83

1975 - The Royal Shakespeare Company

directed by John Barton

opened 12 August 1974 at the Nottingham Playhouse; played a season at the Aldwych Theatre, London (opened 5 September) as part of the tour; continued provincial tour partly recast; ended tour at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 18-22 February 1975

Production credits,  photo gallery with Ian McKellen as Faustus and his RSC debut from www.mckellen.com .

See: John Barber, The Daily Telegraph, 7 and 8 August and 6 and 9 September 1974

        J. C. Trewin, The Birmingham Post, 10 August and 19 September 1974

        Charles Lewson, The Times, 27 August 1974

        Robert Cushman, The Observer, 1 September 1974

        Harold Hobson, The Sunday Times, 1 September 1974

        Michael Billington, The Guardian, 23 June 1975

        Irving Wardle, The Times, 6 September 1974

        Clive Barnes, The Times, 7 September 1974

        Gary O'Connor, Plays and Players, October 1974, 36 and interview with Ian McKellen, 15

        Caryl Brahms, The Guardian, 23 June 1975

        Michael Scott, Renaissance Drama and a Modern Audience (London: Macmillan, 1982), 26-7

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 274-83

1977 - barrysmith's theatre of puppets

original opening 22 December 1975 

directed by Alan Judd at the Young Vic, 19 September-1 October 1977

See: RORD, 20 (1977), 69

        The Stage, 27 September 1977

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 298-302

1976 - Perth repertory Theatre

directed by Andrew McKinnon, 10-27 November 1976 

See: Cordelia Oliver, Plays and Players, January 1977, 34

        MorvenBlair, RORD, 20 (1977), 68

1977 - york theatre royal company

directed by Alan Drury at the York Arts Centre,22-26 November 1977

See: Jenny Nash, RORD, 20 (1977), 69-70

1977 - chestergateway theatre company

directed by David Thacker at the Chester Arts Centre, 28 November-10 December 1977

1978 - Faustus' Last Supper

produced by Antony Tuckey

at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 1-18 March 1978

at the WosleyTheatre, Ipswich, 16 February-15 March 1982

See: Gareth Lloyd Evans, The Guardian, 3 March 1978

        Ann Morley-Priestman, The Stage, 18 March 1978

        RORD, 21 (1978), 66

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 305-13

1978 - the sherman arena company

directed by Duncan Miller and Frances Brookes at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, November 1978

1978 - nuffield theatre

directed by Sue Wilson at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, 18-28 February 1978 

See: Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 302-5

1979 - connaught theatre

directed by Nicholas Young at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing, 31 October-17 November 1979

See: Eric Joyce, The Stage, 29 November 1979

       Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 313-4

1980 - lyric studio hammersmith

directed by Christopher Fettes at the Lyric Studio, Hammersmith

opened 25 February 1980

See: Nicholas deJongh, The Guardian, 26 February 1980

        John Barber, The Daily Telegraph, 27 February and 27 March 1980

        Ned Chaillet, The Times, 27 February 1980

        Victoria Radin, The Observer, 2 March 1980

        James Fenton, The Sunday Times, 2 and 30 March 1980

        The Stage, 13 March 1980

        Irving Wardle, The Times, 28 March 1980

        Michael Billington, The Guardian, 29 March and 24 May 1980

        Robert Cushman, The Observer, 30 March 1980

        J. C. Trewin, The Birmingham Post, 31 March 1980

        Robert Zarkin, Plays and Players, may 1980, 31-2 (photos p.49)

        Sybil Truchet, CahiersElisabethains, October 1980

        RORD, 23 (1980), 61

        Michael Scott, Renaissance Drama and a Modern Audience (London: Macmillan, 1982), 29-30

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 314-28

1981 - the royal exchange manchester

directed by Adrian Noble at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, 17 September-24 October 1981

See: John Barber, The Daily Telegraph, 19 September 1981

        James Fenton, The Sunday Times, 20 September 1981

        Irving Wardle, The Times, 21 September 1981

        Robert Cushman, The Observer, 27 September 1981

        Russell Jackson, Critical Quarterly, Winter 1981

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 328-41

1982 - the swan theatre worcester

directedby Ian Granville Bell, 1-7 April 1982

See: Chris Mowbray, The Guardian, 6 April 1982

        Ann FitzGerald, The Stage, 22 April 1982

        RORD, 26 (1983), 83

        Vesna Pistotnik, Marlowe in Performance: Professional Productions on the British Stage, 1960-1982

        (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, 1983), 342-51

1983 - the nottingham playhouse company and the york theatre royal company

directed by Michael Winter and Jeremy Howe at York in April and at Nottingham in May 1983

See: The Stage, 16 June 1983

        RORD, 26 (1983), 83

1984 - nervous theatre

adapted and directed by Andy Johnson at the Bridge House, London, 15 October-3 November 1984

royal lyceum theatre edinburgh

directed by Ian Wooldridge, 11 July-11 August 1984

1984 - wooden o company

a thirty-minute street theatre version performed at the Edinburgh Festival, 8-31 August 1985

1986 - park bench theatre company

performed at the Cambridge Festival Fringe, summer 1986

1989 - the

directed by Barry Kyle at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

opened 10 May 1989 at the Swan; transferred to the Pit, London, 24 November 1989

1997 - The other place

directed by Jonathan Best

opened 21 July 1997; five performances part of "On the Edge"

2004 - The Wonderful Life and Miserable Death of the Renowned Magician Dr Faustus

directed by Rebecca Gould at the Cottesloe Theatre, London

opened 10 February 2004; last performance 25 February 2004

Details on cast and production materials from NT Archives.

Film

1947 - BBC, produced by Stephen Harrison, 22 June 1947

1958 - BBC production for schools, 21 February 1958

1961 - BBC two-part production for schools: 7 November and 14 November 1961

1967 - directed and adapted by Richard Burton and Nevill Coghill