Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)

Author: Glen Williamson

Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)

Description: An exhilarating romp through Goethe’s theatrical masterpiece about heaven, hell and a battle for the soul of a man searching for truth, satisfaction . . . and a Goddess.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 1/21/2012
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male

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Keywords: Comedy · Death and the Afterlife · Drama · Folklore and Legends · Hell · Meta · Mythology · Religion and Spirituality · Shakespeare · Solo Play · Technology and the Internet

This play is in the following collections: United Solo

Original Production Information

Glen Williamson began telling the whole story of Goethe’s Faust (under the title The Tragedy of Mephistopheles) in 1999, at the request of the New York Branch of the Anthroposophical Society, in honor of the 250th anniversary of Goethe’s birth. This solo epic-storytelling performance has appeared throughout North America and Britain and in Europe. Glen continues to perform Beat the Devil!, touring widely, and is available to perform it in theaters, churches, schools and universities. Visit