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That this is essentially a folk pattern is borne out by the fact that legend lies at the root of the tale of Faustus, whose pact with the Devil is a plain Christian folkmotif (M201-M217 in Thompson's Motif Index) and whose story is first cousin to those of Cyprian, Theophilus, Gil de Sentarem or Mariken van Nieumeghen, all of popular stamp.
There are other examples of printed texts meant for reading and yet laid out in a dramatic form: Mariken van Nieumeghen has a similar textual ambivalence.