Tragedy

The History of Troilus and Cressida (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


The History of Troilus and Cressida has long baffled critics and audiences alike for its inconsistent tone, which ranges from bawdy comedy t…

Balthasars Nachtmahl

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Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Pedro Calderón De La Barca


Als Grundlage dieses Stückes diente Pedro Calderón das Gastmahl des Belsazar aus Daniel 5, im Alten Testament.Balthasar feiert e…

Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error

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Matthew Lewis


The second original tragedy written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a markedly more serious a…

The Thebaid, or The Brothers at War

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Jean Racine


"The reign of Louis XIV. in France, like the age of Pericles at ancient Athens, was remarkable for literary excellence no less than for…

Mithridates

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Jean Racine


Another tragedy by Racine, based on the historical character and career of Mithridates circa 63 BCE. Closing with sorrow and lamentation and…

Cato

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Joseph Addison


Joseph Addison is known mostly for his periodical, "The Spectator", written with his friend Richard Steele. But he found time to w…

Gretchen

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W. S. Gilbert


About as far from a rollicking Gilbert and Sullivan musical as you can get: this is Gilbert's tragic version of Goethe's Faust. - Summary b…

The Cenci

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Percy Bysshe Shelley


Written in 1819, but not first staged for over hundred years after it was written due to controversial themes of incest and parricide, it wa…

Berenice

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Jean Racine


Titus, emperor of Rome, wants to marry Berenice, queen of Palestine, but decides that Rome will not be able to handle having him marry a for…

Balladyna

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Juliusz Słowacki


Balladyna mieszka wraz z siostrą, Aliną, oraz matką w chacie w lesie. Ich dni przemijają na pracy w polu, ale Balladyna chce więcej od życia…

The Gamester

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Edward Moore


The Gamester is Edward Moore's most famous work, and while it has fallen into relative obscurity in the last century, at the time it marked …

Agamemnon

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Agamemnon is a verse tragedy of 1012 lines written by the Roman playwright Seneca the Younger in the 1st Century CE and based on the Greek L…

Iphigenia

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Jean Racine


Racine's version of the time-honored story of Iphigenia was acted for the first time in 1674. The model upon which it is shaped is the "…

Ion

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Thomas Noon Talfourd


This drama, set in Ancient Greece, was written by a Victorian lawyer who was a close friend of Charles Dickens. When collected into book for…

Velasco

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Epes Sargent Iv


Inspired by the tale of El Cid, U.S. author Epes Sargent created this drama about a knight forced to conceal his true identity. The play de…

Tristan and Isolde

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Richard Wagner


The Libretto of Richard Wagner's music drama Tristan and Isolde, translated into English by John P Jackson, is here presented as a spoken dr…

Bajazet

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Jean Racine


"The time to which this tragedy relates is much later than that of any other of Racine's historical plays. The capture of Babylon (or r…

Andromache

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Euripides


Andromache is a Classical Greek verse tragedy written by Euripides in the 5th century BCE.When Troy was taken by the Greeks, Andromache, wif…

Adrienne Lecouvreur

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Ernest Legouve


This drama was written in 1848 for the great French tragedienne, Rachel, by Eugene Scribe and his writing partner, Ernest Legouve. Scribe is…

Life is a Dream

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Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Pedro Calderón De La Barca


Life Is a Dream (La vida es sueño) is a Spanish-language verse drama by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. First published in 1636, t…

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