Manfred by BYRON, George Gordon, Lord



Manfred is a dramatic poem in three acts by Lord Byron, and possibly a self confessional work. A noble, Manfred, is haunted by the memory of some unspeakable crime. In seeking for forgetfulness and oblivion, he wanders between his castle and the mountains. He has several encounters with the people who try to assist him, as well as spirits that rule nature and human destiny. The poem explores themes of morality, religion, guilt and the human condition. (Summary by TimSC) CastManfred: TimSCFirst Spirit/Narrator: Elizabeth KlettSecond Spirit: SnapdragonThird Spirit: Verity KendallFourth Spirit/Second Destiny: KristingjFifth Spirit/Third Destiny: Grace GarrettSixth Spirit: Charlotte DuckettAnother spirit/Second voice without: Arielle LipshawFirst Destiny: Rhonda FedermanNemesis: Amy L. GramourArimanes/A voice/Manuel: Martin GeesonChamois Hunter: Chuck WilliamsonWitch of the Alps: Amanda FridayAbbot of St. Maurice: Algy PugHerman: Great PlainsPhantom of Astarte: DuanAudio edited by Elizabeth Klett