Act 2, scene 2: The clown enters the horses' stables with one of Faustus's books and promises the stableboy Dick to conjure up some spirits when he returns. Once the clown leaves, another hired hand named Robin engages in conversation with Dick. Robin has stolen one of Faustus's incantation books and urges Dick to come with him and stir up some mischief with it.
Act 3, scene 1: The chorus introduces the scene and explains to the audience what Faustus has been doing with his time. He has traveled through all the heavens on the backs of dragons and explored all corners of the earth. Now, Faustus is in Rome to observe the Pope and holy Peter's feast.