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The Merry Wives of Windsor

In Shakespeare and Music

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Christopher Wilson

Shakespeare's plays are full of music: love songs, comic ditties, serious ballads, and songs for witches and spirits. Over the centuries mus…

Chapter 05 - The Arrest

In The Mysteries of Paris - Volume 1

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Eugène Sue

The Mysteries of Paris (French: Les Mystères de Paris) is a novel by Eugène Sue which was published serially in Journal des d&…

1 - The Waste Land

In The Waste Land (version 3)

Read by Elizabeth Klett

T. S. Eliot

The Waste Land is T. S. Eliot's Modernist masterpiece, first published in 1920. Rich in allusions to Shakespeare, Dante, Baudelaire, the Bib…

Canto the First

In The Island

Read by Elizabeth Klett

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Written late in his career, Byron's narrative poem The Island tells the famous story of the mutiny on board the Bounty, and follows the muti…

Part 2

In Hippolytus

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Eurpides' tragedy tells of Theseus' chaste son Hippolytus, who refuses to worship Aphrodite in favor of Artemis. Aphrodite gets revenge by c…

Quatrains 702 - 815

In Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Omar Khayyam, trans. Thompson and Omar Khayyám

In 1906, Eben Francis Thompson,scholar and poet, published a limited edition of his translation of the Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This editi…

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