Introduction Faust, Goethe's great dramatic poem in two parts, is his crowning struggle with himself, Faustus is carried off by the devil at the end of the play. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend, based on the historical Johann Georg . Another important version of the legend is the play Faust, written by the German author . Directed by René Clair, – A somewhat comedic adaptation with Michel Simon as Mephistopheles/Faust as old man, and Gérard Philipe Goethe's Faust · Faust (opera) · Randy Newman's Faust · Faust (disambiguation). Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts usually known in English as . (who also played Mephistopheles), with Will Quadflieg (Faust), Ella Büchi (Gretchen), Elisabeth Flickenschildt (Martha), Max Eckard (Valentin), Faust, Part One · Faust, Part Two · Category:Goethe's Faust. Goethe finished writing Faust Part Two in Faust witnesses the revelry of the creatures and begins to dance with one of the witches. This page was last edited on 19 October , at Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Walpurgis Night is the one night of the year when all the witches, evil beings, and magic creatures of the world gather on Brocken Mountain. This article is about the German legendary character. Faust is pretty confident when "evil" visits him. Elective Affinities The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily The Sorrows of Young Werther Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years. One of the scenes of Goethe's tragedy is set in Auerbach's Cellar in Leipzig, the city of this fatal exhibition, because the walls of the old tavern were decorated with representations of Faust's exploits, and the place was traditionally connected with him. As he lies dying, Gretchen comes to comfort her brother, but he accosts her as a whore and tells her that she will be damned for her actions. In the end, Mephistopheles wins the argument and Faust signs the contract with a drop of his own blood. Wills loosely adapted the first part of Faust for a production starring Henry Irving as Mephistopheles at the Lyceum Theatre, London. They represent different strains of thought, philosophies, or artistic viewpoints on life. Faust leaves Gretchen to attend Walpurgis Night with the Devil.