Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Orpheus

This lyrical verse drama, written in the 1930's and performed only once, in 1948, is a classic account of the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, interwoven, as in Virgil, with the tale of the countryman, Aristaeus, and his bees.  Described in scenes of great passion, charm and humor, these three figures move as aspects of a single being through a vital drama of death and resurrection, eros and agape.

From the back cover of the 1983 Lindisfarne Press edition.

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