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Academic or research consultant for Radio 3 dramatic production of Byron's play *Manfred*.

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Manfred by Lord Byron
This haunting, poetic drama stars Joseph Millson. Manfred, living isolated, high in the mountains, tortured and haunted by a dark crime, invokes spirits in search of solace but finds no peace.
Singers: Rhiain Taylor, Caroline Lock, Michael Gibson, Fionnuala Dorrity, Conrad Nelson, Connor Baiano and Katharine Longworth.
Original music composed and performed by Olly Fox.
Introduction with Gregory Paul Tate, University of St. Andrews
Research consultant, Professor Jane Stabler, University St. Andrews
Further info:
2017 is the 200-year anniversary of the completion of Manfred:
George Gordon Byron (22 January 1788-19 April 1824) is regarded as one of the greatest British poets. Often described as the most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics, Byron remains widely read and influential. Byron wrote this "metaphysical drama", as he called it, after his marriage failed in scandal amidst charges of sexual improprieties and an incestuous affair between Byron and his half-sister, Augusta Leigh. Attacked by the press and ostracised by London society, Byron fled England for Switzerland in 1816 and never returned. Manfred was written immediately after this.

Media contributions

TitleAcademic or research consultant for Radio 3 dramatic production of Byron's play *Manfred*.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletBBC Radio 3
Media typeRadio
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/01/17
URLwww.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087qh9w
PersonsJane Susan Stabler

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