Tragedy

The Master Builder

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Henrik Ibsen


Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, first published in 1892, is about architect Halvard Solness, who despite personal tragedy (including the …

Romeo and Juliet (version 4)

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William Shakespeare


Two households, both alike in dignity,In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,Where civil blood makes…

The White Devil

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John Webster


John Webster's The White Devil (1612) is a Jacobean revenge tragedy, replete with adultery, murder, ghosts, and violence. The Duke of Brachi…

Orestes

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Euripides


In accordance with the advice of the god Apollo, Orestes has killed his mother Clytemnestra to avenge the death of his father Agamemnon at h…

Prometheus Bound (Browning Translation)

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Aeschylus


Whether or not it was actually written by Aeschylus, as is much disputed, "Prometheus Bound" is a powerful statement on behalf of …

The Persians (version 2)

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Aeschylus


The earliest of Aeschylus' plays to survive is "The Persians" (Persai), performed in 472 BC and based on experiences in Aeschylus'…

Hecuba

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Euripides


Like Euripides' Trojan Women, this play takes place after the sack of Troy. Hecuba, widow of King Priam, suffers the loss of her daughter Po…

Electra (Murray Translation)

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Euripides


Electra (the Unmated One) is eaten up with hatred of her mother Clytemnestra and stepfather Aegisthus for their murder of her father Agamemn…

Prometheus Bound (Thoreau Translation)

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Aeschylus


Whether or not it was actually written by Aeschylus, as is much disputed, "Prometheus Bound" is a powerful statement on behalf of …

The Mystery of a Turkish Bath

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Rita


A group of guests, at an exclusive luxury hotel in Hampshire, are the witnesses of an illustration of occult powers, demonstrated by “the My…

Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1

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Christopher Marlowe


Tamburlaine the Great is the name of a play in two parts by Christopher Marlowe. It is loosely based on the life of the Central Asian empero…

Cain: A Mystery

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


Cain: A Mystery is Lord Byron's retelling of the classical Biblical story from the point of view of its antagonist. Undoubtedly influenced b…

A Florentine Tragedy and La Sainte Courtisane

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Oscar Wilde


Two short fragments: an unfinished and a lost play. A Florentine Tragedy, left in a taxi (not a handbag), is Wilde’s most successful attempt…

Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien - Ein dramatisches Gedicht

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Friedrich Schiller


Don Karlos, Infant von Spanien ist ein Drama von Friedrich Schiller. Es behandelt vordergründig politisch-gesellschaftliche Konflikte –…

Espectros (Gengangere)

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Henrik Ibsen


Drama familiar en tres actos. Obra escandalosa en su estreno, incluso fue prohibida su representación en varios países, por cu…

A Cry From An Indian Wife

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E. Pauline Johnson


LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of A Cry From an Indian Wife by E. Pauline Johnson,. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for…

The Wild Duck

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Henrik Ibsen


The Wild Duck (1884) (original Norwegian title: Vildanden) is by many considered Ibsen's finest work, and it is certainly the most complex. …

The Two Noble Kinsmen

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William Shakespeare


The Two Noble Kinsmen is a Jacobean tragicomedy co-written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, first published in 1634. Set in ancient…

Julius Caesar (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


When Julius Caesar returns to Rome from conquering the Gauls, Cassius and his friends are worried that he will try to seize power and make h…

The Trojan Women (Coleridge Translation)

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Euripides


Described by modern playwright Ellen McLaughlin as "perhaps the greatest antiwar play ever written," "The Trojan Women,"…

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