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The Core Curriculum

Gustav Gründgens’ Faust, 1960.

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This iconic production of Faust, adapted for the screen from a highly successful staging in Hamburg, was, and still is, hugely popular in Germany. It is shown to this day in many German schools and can frequently be seen on TV. This clip shows Faust making a wager with Mephistopheles (as played by Gustav Gründgens) in the scene Study (lines 1530 -1867).