- The name Manfred connects this poem to the gothic or Horrid novels of early part of 19th century. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]Message 1 of 44 , Mar 5 8:08 PMView SourceThe name Manfred connects this poem to the gothic or Horrid novels of
early part of 19th century.
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> Manfred" by Lord Byron <http://www.litgothic.com/Authors/byron.html>
> Byron undertook "Manfred," his most Gothic work, in late 1816, a few
> months after the famed ghost-story sessions
> <http://www.kimwoodbridge.com/maryshel/summer.shtml> [this link
> opens a new browser window] which provided the initial impetus for
> Mary Shelley <http://www.litgothic.com/Authors/mshelley.html> 's
> Frankenstein and John Polidori
> <http://www.litgothic.com/Authors/polidori.html> 's The Vampyre, which
> some argue is based on Byron's fragment of a novel
> <http://www.sff.net/people/DoyleMacdonald/l_frag.htm> , his brief
> response to the challenge of the ghost-story sessions. Byron also
> heard Goethe <http://www.litgothic.com/Authors/g.html#goethe> 's Faust
> about this time, and "Manfred" may also owe something to Matthew Lewis
> <http://www.litgothic.com/Authors/lewis.html> , author of The Monk ,
> who visited Byron a month or two before "Manfred" was begun. The poem
> was completed in April of 1817 and published in June of that year.
- Recently heard about several productions of Byron s Manfred performed to music by Schumann. One about an 1835 production in which Henry Denvil playedMessage 44 of 44 , Oct 8, 2005View SourceRecently heard about several productions of Byron's Manfred performed to
music by Schumann.
One about an 1835 production in which Henry Denvil played Manfred.
Also saw criticism of one performance of the drama. The critic
remarked that Lord Byron had not wanted the drama performed and that he
had to agree with the noble author , or words to that effect.
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