Satire

The Notary's Nose

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Edmond About


Ironic and Satirical: A successful Parisian notary, Alfred L’Ambert, is smitten with a fourteen-year-old ballet dancer. After a quarrel, his…

Bill Nye's Sparks

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Bill Nye


Humorist Bill Nye, in his brief 46 years, served as justice of the peace, newspaperman, miner, and postmaster in the rough town of Laramie, …

Der Freimaurer

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August Von Kotzebue and August von Kotzebue


Ein Stück über die Neugierde um die geheimen Riten der Freimaurer und den Versuch diese, durch unterschiedliche Möglichkeiten…

The Follies of a Day; OR, The Marriage of Figaro (English)

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Pierre Beaumarchais


This is Thomas Holcroft's English translation, obtained by attending Pierre Beaumarchais' French play nine times in Paris during its origina…

Back to Methuselah

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George Bernard Shaw


In this late work, Shaw examines many contemporary issues under the broad rubric of evolution and then illustrates his opinions in five brie…

Ballad of the Canal

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Phoebe Cary


LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Ballad of the Canal by Phoebe Cary. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for September 4, …

Nicholas Nickleby: A Farce in 2 Acts

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Edward Stirling


This stage adaptation of Dickens’ novel debuted in November of 1838 at the Adelphi Theater in London. Only eight installments of the story …

Bob and Ray WOR 789 March 16, 1976


BNRToast


Tuesday, March 16, 1976 Looking for Mary in a restaurant Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR79003171976 0:00 Welcoming the listene…

The Cabinet Minister

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Arthur Wing Pinero


Mr. Pinero holds that farce should treat of probable people placed in possible circumstances, but regarded from a point of view which exagge…

George Dandin: or The Abashed Husband

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Henri Van Laun and Molière


"The treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle having been ratified ... and peace being assured ... Louis XIV resolved to give a festival in his favori…

Prejudices, Second Series

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H. L. Mencken


Mencken is famous for his sometimes-savage attacks on almost everything humans can in their stupidity and priggishness and prejudice conjure…

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