The Manager, along with the Dramatic Poet and Player of Comic Roles, is staging a production of Faust for a German theater in the “Prelude on the Stage” scene. He advocates presenting plays with lots of action and variety, as well as elaborate scenes and special effects, the better to sell tickets to all kinds of theatergoers. He represents the pragmatic, populist perspective on art: distributing, selling, and entertaining.
The Manager Quotes in Faust
The Faust quotes below are all either spoken by The Manager or refer to The Manager. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Princeton University Press edition of Faust published in 2014.).
Prelude in the Theater Quotes
So now upon our modest stage act out
creation in its every aspect,
and move with all deliberate haste
from heaven, through the world, to hell!
The Manager Character Timeline in Faust
The timeline below shows where the character The Manager appears in Faust. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Prelude in the Theater