Tragedy

The Bacchae (Solo Version)

Read by Tony Addison


Euripides


Euripides' Bacchae tells of Dionysus, the God, come to the city of Thebes, there to drive mad those who refuse participation in his ecstatic…

Creditors

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August Strindberg


Creditors is a tragicomedy by August Strindberg that plumbs the depths of the twisted triangular relationship between Tekla, her husband Ado…

Orra

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Joanna Baillie


Considered by her contemporaries a playwright “second only to Shakespeare,” Joanna Baillie was one of the most critically acclaimed writers …

Alcestis (Way Translation)

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Euripides


Alcestis, queen of Pherae, is one of the noblest heroines in all of Greek drama. Her husband Admetus is the supposedly virtuous king of Pher…

The Broken Heart

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John Ford


The Broken Heart stands next to ‘Tis Pity She's a Whore as Ford's most popular drama. All is not right in Sparta because of, as is typical i…

Oroonoko

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Thomas Southerne


Based on Aphra Behn's 1688 novel (which is one of the earliest novels in the English language), Thomas Southerne's Oroonoko is seen by schol…

The Master Builder (Gosse & Archer Translation)

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Henrik Ibsen


Halvard Solness is a master architect who has ruthlessly forged a preëminent career without regard for the feelings of those around him…

Are The Children at Home?

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Margaret Elizabeth Sangster


LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Are The Children at Home? by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster. This was the Fortnightly Poetry pr…

King Leir and His Three Daughters

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Anonymous


King Leir is an anonymous Elizabethan play about the life of the ancient Celtic king Leir of Britain. It was published in 1605 but was enter…

Britannicus

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Jean Racine


Britannicus is son and heir of the Roman emperor Claudius. However, this does not please Nero, who wants both throne and Britannicus's fianc…

A Bill of Divorcement

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Clemence Dane


A Bill of Divorcement describes a day in the lives of a middle-aged British woman named Margaret "Meg" Fairfield, her daughter Syd…

A Doll's House

Read by Phil Chenevert


Henrik Ibsen


Published in 1879, this play was a bombshell, exposing the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian like middle class marriage. The play is significant…

Siberia

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James Clarence Mangan


LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of Siberia by James Clarence Mangan. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for September 2, 20…

Andromache

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Jean Racine


In this tragedy [about part of the aftermath of the Trojan War], which made its appearance in 1667, there is a more intricate plot than is u…

The Tragedy of King Richard II (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


Billed by scholars as the first part of the all-encompassing Henriad, Richard II is a richly satisfying probe into the inner workings of mon…

Lines: We Meet Not As We Parted

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Percy Bysshe Shelley


LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Lines: "We Meet Not As We Parted," by Percy Bysshe Shelley. This was the Weekly Poe…

The Dream

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Joanna Baillie


The Dream is Joanna Baillie’s gothic, proto-Lynchian meditation on fear, guilt, and the prophetic power of dreams. In the cloistered confine…

Saint Joan: Preface

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George Bernard Shaw


Saint Joan is a play by George Bernard Shaw about 15th-century French military figure Joan of Arc. Premiering in 1923, three years after her…

The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great

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Henry Fielding


Tom Thumb, small of stature, great of heart. This play was written as a parody of the tragic heroic biography of a great man, filled with bi…

Beth Gêlert, or the Grave of the Greyhound

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William Robert Spencer


LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Beth Gêlert, or the Grave of the Greyhound by William Robert Spencer. This was the Fort…

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