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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…

Amy Foster

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Joseph Conrad


Classic shortish story by Conrad that relates his self-thought alienation from British society, as a young foreign man survives a shipwreck …

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…

The Mayor of Casterbridge (version 2)

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Thomas Hardy


Irritated and drunken, an itinerant farm-worker sells his wife and child to a stranger. Thus begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, set in rural …

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…

Die Reise nach Tilsit

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Hermann Sudermann


Ansas Balczus, Fischer und Hofbesitzer in Litauen, hat mit seiner Frau Indre eine eine gute und feine Frau, auf die er stolz sein kann. Aber…

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…

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (version 2)

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Thomas Hardy


Tess of the d'Urbervilles subtitled, "A Pure Woman," is the story of a young working woman named Tess Durbeyfield who is sent by h…

Anna Karenina, Book 3

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Leo Tolstoy


Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfol…

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 …

Troilus and Criseyde

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Geoffrey Chaucer


Troilus and Criseyde is a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer which re-tells in Middle English the tragic story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde set …

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