Faust I

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translated by Bayard Taylor (1825 - 1878)

Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature.

This first part of Faust is not divided into acts, but is structured as a sequence of scenes in a variety of settings. After a dedicatory poem and a prelude in the theatre, the actual plot begins with a prologue in Heaven and Scene 1 in Faust's study. (Summary modified from Wikipedia)

Cast List:

Narrator, Stage Directions, Dedication: Alex Foster

Mephistopheles: om123

Faust: Stewart Wills

Margaret (Gretchen): Lucy Perry

Manager (scene 22), Chorus of Disciples, Beggar, Crane: George Deprez, PhD

Dramatic Poet, Chorus of Disciples, Citizen 2, Wizards, Minister, Worldling: bish

Merry-Andrew, Chorus of Disciples, Apprentice 1, Citizen 3, Siebel, Valentine, Wizards, Purist, Leader of the Band, Sceptic, The Heavy Fellows, Parvenu, Oberon, The Adroit, Dancing-Master: ToddHW

Raphael, Chorus of Angels, Student 1, Author, Musagetes: tipaew

Gabriel, Chorus of Angels, Student 2, Proktophantasmist, Xenies, Dogmatist: David Lawrence

Manager (Prelude), Michael, Chorus of Angels, Citizen 1, Servibilis, Hennings, Idealist: Peter Yearsley

The Lord, Old Peasant, Spirits, Ci-Devant Genius of the Age, Supernaturalist: Marty Kris

Wagner, General, Weathercock, Realist: John Burnett

People, Witches, Titania: Ana Simão

Chorus of Women, Servant-Girl 2, Peasants, Chorus (scene 20), Voice 2, Half-Witch, Witches, Orchestra: Kalynda

Martha, Chorus of Women, Servant-Girl 1, Peasants, Citizen's Daughter, The She-Ape, The Witch, Lisbeth, Huckster-Witch, Young Witch, Witches, Solo, Little Couple, Dancer: Natalie

Chorus of Women, Old Woman, Spirits, Evil Spirit, Old Witch, Matron: Rosalind Wills

Apprentice 2, Soldiers, Northern Artist, The Heavy Fellows: Lars Rolander

Spirit, Apprentice 3, Soldiers, Peasants, People, Chorus (scene 20), Ariel, Spirit Just Growing into Form, Will-O'-The-Wisps: TriciaG

Apprentice 4, Soldiers, Peasants, Chorus (scene 20), Voice 1, Orchestra, Little Couple, The Awkward: Liberty Stump

Apprentice 5, Soldiers, The He-Ape, The Orthodox, Shooting-Star: Bob Gonzalez

Frosch, Will-O'-The-Wisp, Inquisitive Traveller: Ransom

Brander, Herald, Good Fellow: Algy Pug

Altmayer, Puck: John Fricker


Stewart Wills



David Olson




Roseanne Schmidt

Corinna Schultz

Linette Geisel

David Lawrence

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication, Prelude, Prologue, and Scene 1 Group 00:38:53
Play 01 Scenes 2 and 3 Group 00:38:52
Play 02 Scene 4 Group 00:30:29
Play 03 Scenes 5 and 6 Group 00:33:29
Play 04 Scenes 7 to 12 Group 00:35:55
Play 05 Scenes 13 to 19 David Lawrence
Play 06 Scenes 20 and 21 Group 00:24:07
Play 07 Scenes 22 to 25 Group 00:26:33