Plays

Favourite Scenes From Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare


In 2012, the World Shakespeare Festival surveyed Britons as to their favourite plays by Shakespeare. This collection consists of 21 scenes …

Psyche

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Molière


This is a very different Moliere, not the usual satire of everyday life. It is instead a classical tale based on the ancient story of Psyche…

Stille Existenzen

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Jeanne Marni


In einer Sammlung von Einaktern zeigt die Autorin ihr Gespür für menschliche Empfindungen, Regungen, Stärken und Schwäch…

A Little Bit of Fluff

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Walter W. Ellis


According to the website www.stagebeauty.net, this is the 5th longest running play ever, with over 1200 original performances. Like Charley'…

Treasure Island: A Play in 4 Acts

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Jules Eckert Goodman


Arrgh and Shiver Me Timbers! Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver! This is Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale as made into a play for The Pu…

The Story of the Armada

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Amice Macdonell


It's the summer of 1588, and all is not well in England. Citizens are plotting to betray their queen for Spanish gold, and the dreaded Armad…

The Schoolmistress

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Arthur Wing Pinero


The second of Pinero's farces, following the wildly successful The Magistrate, and likewise a hit. The Schoolmistress has a secret: "Th…

Dandy Dick

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Arthur Wing Pinero


“Dandy Dick” was the third of the farces which Mr. Pinero wrote for the old Court Theatre—a series of plays which, besides giving playgoers …

The Physician In Spite of Himself

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Molière


The Physician In Spite of Himself … is written in a most unbounded spirit of mirth, the matrimonial breezes wafting a certain amount of refr…

One-Act Play Collection 008

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Various


Librivox’s One-Act Play Collection 008 includes one-act plays in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members.Project BC: Michele…

The Second Mrs. Tanqueray

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Arthur Wing Pinero


Aubrey Tanqueray marries a woman with a past which he believes will not matter in society. "I know you think me a fool, Cayley—you need…

The Love-Tiff

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Molière


"The characters are well delineated, and fathers, lovers, mistresses, and servants all move about amidst a complication of errors from …

Christmas Short Works Collection 2012

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H. G. Wells


The worldwide LibriVox community brings you 26 Dutch, English, French, German and Japanese recordings of short stories, poems, non-fiction a…

A Man's World

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Rachel Crothers


The mysterious Frank Ware is a woman writer forced to write under a masculine pseudonym in order to win literary respect. Adding to her enig…

The Impromptu of Versailles

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Molière


The setup here is that Moliere and his troupe have been sent for by the King to come perform at Versailles. But instead of the piece they ha…

Every Man Out of His Humour

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Ben Jonson


Every Man Out of His Humour followed Jonson's play Every Man In His Humour. "This play as a fabric of plot is a very slight affair; but…

The Magnificent Lovers

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Molière


"The King [Louis XIV], who will have nothing but what is magnificent in all he undertakes, wished to give his court an entertainment wh…

Aladdin, Or, The Wonderful Lamp (A Dramatic Poem, in Two Parts)

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Adam Oehlenschläger


This retelling of Aladdin in dramatic verse begins in the humble home of a tailor, whose son spends his days in idleness and brings his pare…

Inheritors

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Susan Glaspell


Inheritors, (1921) by American dramatist Susan Glaspell concerns the legacy of an idealistic farmer who wills his highly coveted midwest far…

The Recruiting Officer

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George Farquhar


The author was himself a recruiting officer, and possibly gathered all the materials for this play on the very spot where he has placed his …

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