A Drama of Exile

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(3.9 stars; 6 reviews)

In writing her 'Drama of Exile', Barrett's subject was 'the new and strange experience of the fallen humanity, as it went forth from Paradise into the wilderness'. The bizarre, lyrical scenes that follow powerfully describe the grief and guilt of Eve, the sorrowful pride of Lucifer, and the redeeming power of love. (summary by Patrick Beverley, quotation from the preface)

Cast of Characters:

Lucifer – Patrick Beverley

Gabriel – Jay Saunders

Adam – David Kleparek

Christ – David Muncaster

Eve – JemmaBlythe

Narrator, Revel Voices, Aged Voices – Barry Eads

Chorus of Eden Spirits, Earth Spirits – Margaret Espaillat

Spirits of Trees – Andrea Lee

River Spirits, Second Spirit – Miriam Esther Goldman

Bird Spirits – vanrose

Flower Spirits – Chrystal Layton

Angel Chorus, First Semichorus, Second Semichorus, Morning Star, Youthful Voices – Neeru Iyer

First Spirit, Love Voices – Rissa Byrne

Infant Voices – Mia Saunders

Poet Voices – Aaron Elliott

Philosophic Voices – Simon Larois

Audio edited by Barry Eads (1 hr 44 min)


Dramatis Personae 1:50 Read by Barry Eads
Scene 1 19:43 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Scene 2 26:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Scene 3, part 1 23:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Scene 3, part 2 32:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


A Drama of Exile

(5 stars)

This is one of my favorites from Elisabeth Barret Browning. I hope that I spelled her first name right...lol. Looking forward to some more of her material.

(0.5 stars)

I WAIL more! I can't ever use that word again.