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Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error

The second original tragedy written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a markedly more serious affair than his melodramatic output, dealing as it does with a fallen woman who is mercilessly blackmailed by a ruthless tyrant when she spurns his advances. Set in Otranto during the High Middle Ages, and featuring fictionalized depictions of historical rulers Robert Guiscard (of the Normans) and Michael Ducas (of Byzantium), Adelgitha is an archetypal Gothic drama that, while not especially refined or meritorious in terms of quality, still manages to thrill in that deliciously overwrought way that Lewis knew how to sell. Sit down with it during a stormy night, turn off the lights, and prepare yourself for a few hours of treachery, murder, madness and despair! – Summary by Tomas Peter Michael Ducas, Emperor of Byzantium: Tomas Peter Robert Guiscard, Prince of Apulia: Larry Wilson Lothair, a Norman knight: ToddHW Alciphron, a Grecian nobleman: Sam Monsen Dercetus, a Grecian nobleman: TJ Burns Rainulf, an officer of Guiscard: Son of the Exiles Julian, an officer of Guiscard: Alan Mapstone Adelgitha, Princess of Apulia: Leanne Yau Imma, Princess of Byzantium: Devorah Allen The Abbess of St. Hilda: Sandra Schmit Claudia, an Italian lady: Sonia Chorus: Roger Melin Female Peasants: Eva Davis & April6090 Narrator: Foon Editor: ToddHW

Black Magic: a Tale of the Rise and Fall of the Antichrist

Witches, spells, ghosts, pacts with the Devil, occult rituals, love triangles, popes and the Anti-Christ are some of the ingredients of this chilling early horror work (set in the middle-ages) by Marjorie Bowen that some consider to be the ultimate Gothic Novel. With enough suspenseful plot twists and turns to keep most listeners on edge guessing till the very end. (Summary by kadath)