Tragedy

Are The Children at Home?

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Margaret Elizabeth Sangster


LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Are The Children at Home? by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster. This was the Fortnightly Poetry pr…

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…

A Bill of Divorcement

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Clemence Dane


A Bill of Divorcement describes a day in the lives of a middle-aged British woman named Margaret "Meg" Fairfield, her daughter Syd…

Siberia

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James Clarence Mangan


LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of Siberia by James Clarence Mangan. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for September 2, 20…

Britannicus

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Jean Racine


Britannicus is son and heir of the Roman emperor Claudius. However, this does not please Nero, who wants both throne and Britannicus's fianc…

A Doll's House

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Henrik Ibsen


Published in 1879, this play was a bombshell, exposing the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian like middle class marriage. The play is significant…

Lines: We Meet Not As We Parted

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Percy Bysshe Shelley


LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Lines: "We Meet Not As We Parted," by Percy Bysshe Shelley. This was the Weekly Poe…

The Tragedy of King Richard II (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


Billed by scholars as the first part of the all-encompassing Henriad, Richard II is a richly satisfying probe into the inner workings of mon…

Andromache

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Jean Racine


In this tragedy [about part of the aftermath of the Trojan War], which made its appearance in 1667, there is a more intricate plot than is u…

The Dream

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Joanna Baillie


The Dream is Joanna Baillie’s gothic, proto-Lynchian meditation on fear, guilt, and the prophetic power of dreams. In the cloistered confine…

Saint Joan: Preface

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George Bernard Shaw


Saint Joan is a play by George Bernard Shaw about 15th-century French military figure Joan of Arc. Premiering in 1923, three years after her…

Beth Gêlert, or the Grave of the Greyhound

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William Robert Spencer


LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Beth Gêlert, or the Grave of the Greyhound by William Robert Spencer. This was the Fort…

The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great

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Henry Fielding


Tom Thumb, small of stature, great of heart. This play was written as a parody of the tragic heroic biography of a great man, filled with bi…

The History of Troilus and Cressida (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


The History of Troilus and Cressida has long baffled critics and audiences alike for its inconsistent tone, which ranges from bawdy comedy t…

Othello (Version 2)

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William Shakespeare


Othello is a tragedy about the downfall of the titular hero, Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice. His cunning ensign, Iago, …

Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error

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Matthew Lewis


The second original tragedy written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a markedly more serious a…

Balthasars Nachtmahl

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Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Pedro Calderón De La Barca


Als Grundlage dieses Stückes diente Pedro Calderón das Gastmahl des Belsazar aus Daniel 5, im Alten Testament. Balthasar feiert…

The Thebaid, or The Brothers at War

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Jean Racine


"The reign of Louis XIV. in France, like the age of Pericles at ancient Athens, was remarkable for literary excellence no less than for…

Mithridates

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Jean Racine


Another tragedy by Racine, based on the historical character and career of Mithridates circa 63 BCE. Closing with sorrow and lamentation and…

Gretchen

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W. S. Gilbert


About as far from a rollicking Gilbert and Sullivan musical as you can get: this is Gilbert's tragic version of Goethe's Faust. - Summary …

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