This most theatrical of the four ‘unstageable’ Romantic verse-dramas in this collection repertoire touched a nerve all over Europe, inspiring great music from Schumann and Tchaikovsky. Byron’s description was typically detached: “It is of a very wild, metaphysical and inexplicable kind. Almost all of the persons are spirits, the scene is in the Alps, and the hero is a kind of magician, dominated by a species of remorse…”
Tip: we divided Manfred’s long part between three readers of different ages, wearing identical shirts.
- The plot and supernatural machinery: Word file