Doctor Faustus Author:Christopher Marlow Introduction to the play by the editor, Sylvan Barnet, Professor of English, Tufts University. — The full text, with detailed footnotes at the bottom of each page keyed to the numbered lines. — Textual notes. — The Source of Doctor Faustus from The History of the Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Doctor John Faustus. — Commentaries by: Richard B. ... more »Sewall, THE TRAGIC FORM; G.K. Hunter, FIVE ACT STRUCTURE in "Doctor Faustus"; John Russell Brown, "Doctor Faustus" at Stratford-on-Avon, 1968.