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Hedda Gabler (version 2)

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Henrik Ibsen


Hedda Gabler has just returned from her honeymoon. She has married out of ennui, and is already heartily sick of her husband, who is a plodd…

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…

The Trojan Women (Murray Translation)

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Euripides


Euripides' play follows the fates of the women of Troy after their city has been sacked, their husbands killed, and as their remaining famil…

The Life and Death of King John

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William Shakespeare


The Life and Death of King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatises the reign of John, King of England (ruled 1199–1216), son…

The Tragedy of Macbeth

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William Shakespeare


Murder and madness, witches and war: Librivox presents a recording of Macbeth, perhaps Shakespeare's best known tragedy. Macbeth, a genera…

Henry IV, A Tragedy in Three Acts

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Luigi Pirandello


A talented actor and historian falls off his horse in a historical pageant while playing the role of Henry IV. When he comes to, he believes…

Titus Andronicus

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William Shakespeare


Titus Andronicus may be Shakespeare's earliest tragedy; it is believed to have been written in the early 1590s. It depicts a Roman general w…

Ivanov

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Anton Chekhov


Nicolai (anglicised Nicholas in this translation) Ivanov, a middle-aged public servant, is unhappy. His wife Anna, disinherited by her famil…

The Tragedy of Mariam

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Elizabeth Cary


The Tragedy of Mariam (1613) is the first original drama written in English by a woman. Elizabeth Cary drew on Jewish histories by Josephus …

Ajax (Campbell Translation)

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Sophocles


Ajax is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BC. The date of Ajax's first performance is unknown and may never be found, but most scho…

Edward II

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Christopher Marlowe


Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan tragedy focuses on the downfall of King Edward II, whose love for his favorite courtier, Piers Gaveston, l…

Viviane

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Paul Duval


« Comment, Viviane, la fille onduleuse aux crins d'or, courtisane galloise experte en félonie, des douze preux d'Arthur ayant &…

Hector Berlioz; A Romantic Tragedy

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Herbert Francis Peyser


How much more futile is it to attempt on the minuscule scale of the following tiny, if rambling, pamphlet to touch upon even a thousandth of…

Philoctetes

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Sophocles


Sophocles' play recounts an episode from the Trojan War, in which the wily Odysseus and Achilles' son Neoptolemus travel to a remote island …

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Version 2)

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William Shakespeare


Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play…

Beyond the Horizon

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Eugene O'Neill


Beyond the Horizon is a 1920 play written by American playwright Eugene O'Neill. It was O'Neill's first full-length work, and the winner of …

Hamlet

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William Shakespeare


Hamlet is commonly regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. Drawing on Danish chronicles and the Elizabethan vogue for revenge tr…

Coriolanus

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William Shakespeare


Shakespeare was passionately interested in the history of Rome, as is evident from plays like Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, and Antony an…

When We Dead Awaken

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Henrik Ibsen


When We Dead Awaken (1899) is the last play by Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. Dreamlike and highly symbolic, the play charts the dissolut…

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1616 version)

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Christopher Marlowe


The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlo…

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