Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in 2 parts: Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy & Faust: The Second Part of the Tragedy. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the largest audience numbers on German-language stages. Faust is Goethe's most famous work & considered by many to be 1 of the greatest works of German literature.
Goethe finished writing Faust Part Two in 1831. In contrast to Faust Part One, the focus here is no longer on the soul of Faust, which has been sold to the devil, but rather on social phenomena such as psychology, history and politics, in addition to mystical and philosophical topics. The second part formed the principal occupation of Goethe's last years. It appeared only posthumously in 1832. (Wikipedia)