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Works Based on the Faust Legend

Spotlight on drama jobs

Group leaders, assistant leaders and student leaders Faust International Youth Theatre

Teaching drama to school kids at the Faust International Youth Theatre is certainly not child's play.

Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am

A pact with the devil

The scholar Faust did not care about others. He had no respect for humans or for any god. The only thing Faust respected was knowledge and, from an early age, he had one goal in life. He wished to become the most knowledgeable man the human race had ever known. How much knowledge could a man's brain hold? Faust intended to devote his life to finding out.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Faust Festival 2011

May 24-29, 31, June 1-5, 7-12, HK Arts Centre

How would the story of Romeo and Juliet end if Juliet was given a chance to rewrite the romantic tragedy? And what does a world in which a boy's daydreams become reality look like? The answers can be found at the Faust Festival.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Franz Welser-Most conducts the Vienna Philharmonic

Franz Welser-Most conducts the Vienna Philharmonic 2011 New Year's Concert Decca

6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Doleuze's dedication to Supreme Win reaps its rewards

Supreme Win rewarded Olivier Doleuze's trackwork efforts with a determined win in the final event on the card and, while it was not one of the highlight races at the action-packed meeting, the gelding showed signs the top grade may not be far away after winning with 128 pounds in Class Two.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Doctor Faustus

Mississippi bluesman Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil, just as various other characters including violinist Niccolo Paganini reportedly did. But the idea of what we now call a Faustian pact goes all the way back to a play by English dramatist Christopher Marlowe that was first performed in 1594.

7 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

BOOK (1604)

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (Dover Publications)

We speak of Faustian pacts, and of selling our souls. It was Christopher Marlowe's play - first published in 1604 - that brought those idioms to popular consciousness.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

World-class chance to win tickets to stage revival of Jules Verne classic

Jackie Chan made a mess of it a few years ago, but local dramatist Matthew Gregory hopes his new stage production of Around the World in 80 Days will restore some glory to the classic Jules Verne novel.

22 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Just act yourself

Faust Festival 2005, one of Hong Kong's most popular arts events, hopes its overseas and local theatre acts will get teens hooked on theatre.

The festival, which runs from next Sunday to June 19, will feature more than 100 performances.

22 May 2005 - 12:00am

Faust feast for theatre fans

The annual Faust Festival, which begins on May 29, features some 100 theatre performances over 21 days.

10 May 2005 - 12:00am

A modest telling of love and a deal with the devil

Gounod's Faust

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

September 16 (until Monday)

Charles Gounod's adaptation of Goethe's Faust was among the most popular operas in the 19th century and continues to be a big hit; it has been performed more than 3,000 times in Paris alone.

18 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Devilishly good opera an ageless classic

Would you trade your soul to the Devil for a happy life on earth?

This is the age-old question that has inspired many musicians throughout history, including French composer Charles Gounod. He wrote Faust, the opera based on Goethe's tale, which premiered at the Theatre Lyrique in Paris in 1859.

29 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Faust things first in macabre drama class

These young dramatists may have excited smiles, but the mood was all murder, mayhem and the macabre when the group they were in dreamed up their own plays. The eight- to 11-year-olds wrote and produced plays from scratch in just a week in the Faust International Youth Theatre summer school at the Fringe Club in Central.

24 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Faust for all

Young theatre-goers, get ready for Faust Festival 2004, which starts tomorrow. It will showcase a series of drama productions by local and overseas artists to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Faust International Youth Theatre (FIYT).

1 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Acting groups in demand

Faust Educational Services is seeking professional or amateur theatre groups, schools and private organisations to join the Faust drama festival in Hong Kong next June. Call 2547 9114 for details.

10 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

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