Doctor Faust became the subject of folk legend in the decades
after his death,
and was notably adapted by Christopher Marlowe in his play The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus (1604).
The Faustbuch tradition survived throughout the early modern period,
and the legend was again adapted in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's drama Faust (1808),
Hector Berlioz's musical composition La damnation de Faust (premiered 1846),
and Franz Liszt's Faust Symphony of 1857.
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