A Drama of Exile

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861)

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

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Poetry, Drama

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dramatis Personae Barry Eads
Play 01 Scene 1 Group 00:19:43
Play 02 Scene 2 Group 00:26:42
Play 03 Scene 3, part 1 Group 00:23:42
Play 04 Scene 3, part 2 Group 00:32:41