Orpheus: A Poetic Drama

by Owen Barfield

Written: 1937
First Performance: 1948 - Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Published: 1983
Second Performance: 2015 - Los Angeles, California, USA.

This drama was inspired by a conversation between Owen Barfield and his friend C. S. Lewis.

Text editors: John Ulreich, Jane Hipolito and Rory O’Connor.


The myth of Orpheus has appealed to the human condition since its inception. Artists from all ages have been drawn to respond.