- F.W. Sternfeld
Libretto subject, popular in the 19th century. The legend of Faust (or Doctor Faustus), like that of Orpheus or Don Juan, is an old one surviving in several popular sources; it has been extensively drawn upon by opera composers. Its sources fall into two main genres: ‘histories’, published in folk-books (or chapbooks), and dramatic versions, preserved in puppet plays. The ...