Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts usually known in English as Faust, Part One and Faust, Part Two. Although rarely staged in its Faust, Part Two · Faust, Part One · Category:Goethe's Faust. A synopsis of the play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend, based on the historical Johann Georg . Another important version of the legend is the play Faust, written by the German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The first part, which is the one Goethe's Faust · Mephistopheles · Eternal feminine · Doctor Faustus.