Renaissance England's great tragedy of intellectual overreaching is as relevant and unsettling today as it was when first performed. This edition provides newly edited texts of both the 1604 (A-Text) and 1616 (B-Text) versions of the play, with detailed explanatory annotations. Included are a selection from Marlowe's main source, The Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Dr John Faustus, along with contemporary writings on magic and religion. Twenty-five interpretations allow students to enrich their critical understanding of the play. A chronology and selected bibliography are also included.