So often one watches historical plays adapted for the screen and ends up disappointed. Whether it be Shakespeare or Sheridan, Goldsmith or Marlowe, their work was written for the stage, and it is at a live stage performance that their work can be best appreciated. However, not everyone can regularly attend a first rate theatre, but a well done and sympathetic recording of a stage production can be the next best thing. And this is a very well done and sympathetic recording, which brings Marlowe's most famous play to the screen in (as far as I can tell) original and unadulterated form. How much finer a production like this is than, for example, the messed up Shakespeare we've had in some recent TV and film "adaptations". Full marks to a fine, energetic cast and everyone else for a most enjoyable and satisfying evening's entertainment.