FAUST PART ONE & FAUST PART TWO

CategoryPlay
AgegroupAdults
Cast12 total
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation

A free adaptation in two parts of Goethe’s FAUST originally performed together (about 5 hours). The first part can be performed on its own, if so wished. A new character, the Poet, is invented to help make these texts work on stage. Part One follows a pattern of patriarchal stories. The Poet, who is male, finds himself possessed by this stories and is profoundly dismayed. But in Part Two, the poet is female. This corresponded to what was happening in Jo Clifford’s life too: By this stage Jo Clifford had stopped living as a man. And something profound and amazing happens to the story. Just as was happening in her life. Female energy is no longer subservient and victimised: Instead she is dominant. And by the end we know that it is “through the female that the world becomes free”.