Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.1
Capitolo
Christopher Marlowe and Dr Faustus
Libro
Performer Heritage (Second Edition) / Volume 1
Capitolo
Christopher Marlowe and Dr Faustus
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Christopher Marlowe's life
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Christopher Marlowe was born in ________ in ________ and studied at Cambridge University. In ________ he moved to ________, where he rapidly became the most important ________ of his time. His life was ________: he was ________ involved in duels and was ________; however, he was a very important secret agent of the queen.
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Christopher Marlowe
Tick the elements related to Christopher Marlowe.
A: 1546
B: 1593
C: Ambition
D: Atheist
E: Canterbury
F: Catholic
G: Duels
H: Extremes
I: Edward III
J: Indifference
K: Oxford
L: Secret agent
M: The Jew of Malta
N: Virtuous
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Christopher Marlowe's life
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Marlowe's life was characterised by a pursuit of tranquillity.
B: Marlowe's behaviour was characterised by excessive ambition and unlimited desire.
C: He never tried to overcome human limits.
D: The playwright's passions can be found in the protagonist of his masterpiece, Faustus.
E: Marlowe suddenly died in London in 1593 in a way that still remains suspicious and unresolved.
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Christopher Marlowe's works
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A: Which of Marlowe's works was written after 1590?
B: Which is Marlowe's masterpiece?
C: Which is Marlowe's first work?
D: Which of Marlowe's works was written in two years?
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Christopher Marlowe's works
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1. Marlowe was the author of some important ________ characterised by a true ________ spirit, where the most important themes are the lust for ________, the desire to be free from the impositions of the ________, the limitations of knowledge and the demands of ambition.
2. In Marlowe's works there is no longer the ________ spirit of the ________ morality plays where human vices were personified.
3. Marlowe's characters are full of ________'s typical passions and faults, and are also directly concerned with ________.
4. Marlowe was an Elizabethan ________, who did not deny the existence of God, but rejected churches and orthodox ________.
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Doctor Faustus
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Doctor Faustus seeks the same things as Barabas and Tamburlaine, the two main characters in Marlowe's other plays.
B: Doctor Faustus is the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil in order to have money.
C: Marlowe's Faustus agrees to give his soul to the devil's agent, Mephistopheles.
D: For twenty-four years the devil must serve Faustus and give him what he wants.
E: After the twenty-four years, the devil takes Faustus's soul to hell.
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Doctor Faustus: a morality play?
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Doctor Faustus
A: is regarded as a morality play, but actually it is not.
B: features Death as a character.
C: presents a belief in predestination and in life after death.
D: considers theology and philosophy too restrictive.
E: presents Faustus's pact with Mephistopheles as the only means to fulfill his ambitions.
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The character of Faustus
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Faustus is the typical ________ man, who is still linked to ________ culture but wants to be the ________ of his own destiny. He can be compared both to ________ for his eternal dissatisfaction and to ________ for his desire to overachieve. Faustus is definitely a man of great ________ and ambition who is not satisfied with his own ________ and tries to increase his ________.
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The character of Faustus
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Doctor Faustus
A: was a respected scholar.
B: wanted to govern nature and death through the power of necromancy.
C: submitted to God but made a pact with Lucifer.
D: was punished and condemned to spend the rest of eternity in hell.
E: acquired the power he wanted and at the end managed to use it to save himself from hell.
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Towards Shakespeare's theatre
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Marlowe uses the dialogue in an extraordinary way showing both sides of Faustus's behaviour. Marlowe does not reach Chaucer's perfection, but he certainly marked a transition from medieval poetry. He improved the dramatic possibilities of rhymed verse, giving life to his words. He was also good at using colours and dialogues.
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