Prometheus Unbound

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Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley
A Lyrical Drama in Four Acts
Prometheus Unbound is a four-act play by Percy Bysshe Shelley first published in 1820. It is inspired by Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound and concerns Prometheus' release from captivity. However, unlike Aeschylus' version, there is no reconciliation between Prometheus and Zeus in Shelley's narrative. Shelley's play is closet drama, meaning it was not intended to be produced on the stage. In the tradition of other poets in the Romantic Poetry, Shelley wrote for the imagination, intending his play's stage to reside in the imaginations of his readers.
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Dramatis Personæ[edit]

  • PROMETHEUS.
  • ASIA
  • DEMOGORGON.
  • PANTHEA
  • JUPITER.
  • IONE
  • THE EARTH.
  • THE PHANTASM OF JUPITER.
  • OCEAN.
  • THE SPIRIT OF THE EARTH.
  • APOLLO.
  • THE SPIRIT OF THE MOON.
  • MERCURY.
  • SPIRITS OF THE HOURS.
  • HERCULES.
  • SPIRITS.
  • ECHOES.
  • FAUNS.
  • FURIES.


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.