- ORPHEUS: A Poetic Drama by Owen Barfield
– 89 pages (.pdf)
- Foreword to 1983 publication by Owen Barfield
Program note for the original production
Glossary and Guide to Pronunciation
– 11 pages (.pdf)
First Performance: 1948 – Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
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 Quest of the Sangreal
Editors: Jefferey H. Taylor & Leslie A. Taylor
Owen Barfield wrote the eurythmy performance piece between 1935 and 1947.
The original manuscript is held in the Bodleian Library.
Bodleian catalogue: ‘The Quest of Sangreal’, typescript copy, n.d. Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1101.
Eurythmy is a movement art that brings the essence of music and language to visible manifestation. Through deliberate, sculptured gestures sounds take physical form. Eurythmy is not interpretive of music and poetry. It is a true sounding or singing through the body as an instrument.
Eurythmy takes its start from the view that all art is the revelation of concealed laws of nature. The experience of the inmost soul is brought forth and unfolds in motion, gesture, colour and space.
Angels at Bay
Editors: Jefferey H. Taylor & Leslie A. Taylor.
Owen Barfield composed the play in c.1940. The original manuscript is held in the Bodleian Library.
A transcript copy manuscript is in the Marion E. Wade Center
[Reference: OB / MS 1 to 4 / ANGELS AT BAY, 163 pages.]