"What the devil and Doctor Faustus"

Doctor Faustus is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil in return for power and knowledge. Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowe's death and at least twelve years after the first performance of the play.

Dr Faustus frontispiece
Public DomainDr Faustus frontispiece - Credit: Christopher Marlowe