Faustus (Patterson Joseph) and Mephostophilis (Ray Fearon)
Tx: BBC Radio 3; Sunday September 23; 8.00pm
The Open University presents a new, fully-funded BBC Radio 3 production of Dr Faustus, written by Christopher Marlowe and featuring an array of British stage and screen talent.
The vibrant, fast-paced production reflects on Marlowe’s times but with a contemporary edge through the energy of the performances from the likes of Toby Jones, Paterson Joseph, Ray Fearon, David Bamber and Janet McTeer.
Wagner (Toby Jones)
Dr Richard Danson Brown, senior lecturer in Arts at The Open University and course leader of AA100 The Arts: Past and Present, says: “Dr Faustus is the first literary text students of the course will study.
The Open University website, www.open2.net, has a lot of extra material related to the production including interviews with cast members and an exclusive interview between Anita Pacheco, arts lecturer with The Open University, and the producer of the production, Nadia Molinari, where they explore the many issues and ideas about the play and staging this production.
The Open University and the BBC have been in partnership for over 30 years providing educational programming to a mass audience. In recent times this partnership has evolved from late night programming for delivering courses to peak time programmes with a broad appeal to encourage wider participation in learning.
The producer for the BBC is Nadia Molinari and Executive Producer for The Open University is Mark Jacobs.
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