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ABEL PRODUCTION

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme, included the premiere of William Blake’s The Ghost of Abel. The half-hour production ran three shows a day from 25-30 August 1980. The play was performed by Marlborough College. The announcement declares that “The Ghost of Abel, A Revelation in the Visions of Jehovah Seen by WILLIAM BLAKE, is Blake’s only known complete drama. It is his last illuminated work, created in 1822. Apparently, it has never been performed. He wrote this brief, intense play about forgiveness in reply to Byron’s Cain: A Mystery. Part of that drama will be included in this half-hour programme, with extracts from Genesis 4 and Coleridge’s The Wanderings of Cain.

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