Instead of looking at the devil in general, I began to zoom in on Mephisto, after realizing that he was the most famous devil in German literature. I interviewed several actors who were currently playing Mephisto in Berlin, to get some insight into the personal experience of taking on this famous role.
Faust I Film, Actor/Mephisto (Gründgens) 1960
Fig. 44 Boris Pasternak congratulates 'Mephisto' in Moscow
Fig. 45 GG meets his Mephisto in New York
Fig. 51 Mephisto “The fat leader” (Michael Prelle) wearing Mephisto cap, Hamburg 2005
Fig. 52 Mephisto Forever, Kurt Köpler (Paul Herwig), Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin 2008