The Wonder-Working Magician


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"The Wonderful Magician" is perhaps better known to poetical students in England from the spirited fragment Shelley has left us in his "Scenes from Calderon." The preoccupation of a subject by a great master throws immense difficulties in the way of any one who ventures to follow in the same path: but as Shelley allowed himself great licence in his versification, and either from carelessness or an imperfect knowledge of Spanish is occasionally unfaithful to the meaning of his author, it may be hoped in my own version that strict fidelity both as to the form as well as substance of the original may be some compensation for the absence of those higher poetical harmonies to which many of my readers will have been accustomed. - Summary by The Translator

Cast list:
Cyprian: Adrian Stephens
The Demon: ToddHW
Lelius, The Governor of Antioch's Son: KHand
Florus, friend of Lelius: Adam Bielka
Moscon, Servant of Cyprian: alanmapstone
Clarin, Servant of Cyprian: Tomas Peter
The Governor of Antioch: Algy Pug
Fabius, his Servant: Timothy Ferguson
Lysander, the reputed Father of Justina: Larry Wilson
Justina: Jeanne Viray
Livia, her Maid: TJ Burns
A Servant: Craig Franklin
A Soldier, Chorus, People, Voice Within: Kimberly Krause
Voice: Nemo
Chorus of Voices: alanmapstone
A Phantom Figure of Justina: Eva Davis
The Skeleton: Leanne Yau
Stage Directions: Sonia
Editing: ToddHW
(2 hr 33 min)

Chapters

Act 1 47:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 51:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 55:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers