Tragedy

The Revenger's Tragedy

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Thomas Middleton


"When the bad bleeds, then is the tragedy good." The Revenger's Tragedy is a bloody Jacobean drama centering on Vindici, whose bel…

Alexander's Bridge

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Willa Sibert Cather and Willa Cather


Bartley Alexander is a construction engineer and world-renowned builder of bridges going through what's known today (but not in 1912) as a m…

Iphigenia in Aulis (Way translation)

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Euripides


Iphigenia in Aulis (Ancient Greek: Ἰφιγένεια ἐν Αὐλίδι) is the last extant work of the playwright Euripides. Written between 408, after the …

The Maid's Tragedy

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Francis Beaumont


Beaumont and Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy (first published 1619) is a sensational Jacobean sex tragedy. When gentleman soldier Melantius re…

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 …

Rosmersholm

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Henrik Ibsen


Rosmersholm is a play written in 1886 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. In the estimation of many critics the piece is Ibsen's masterwor…

The Skin Game

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John Galsworthy


A small play in three acts. A kind of comic tragedy. The plot tells the story of the interaction between two very different families in rura…

Seven Against Thebes (Way Translation)

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Aeschylus


Seven against Thebes is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BC. The trilogy is sometimes referred to …

The Tragedy of King Lear (version 3)

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William Shakespeare


Known for its heartrending emotion and shocking violence, The Tragedy of King Lear is seen as one of Shakespeare's towering masterpieces. It…

The Steel Hammer

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Louis Ulbach


A large inheritance greatly transforms the lives of three people: a good man, who would have inherited at least a part of the fortune if his…

Brand

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Henrik Ibsen


Inflamed by what he saw as his Norwegian homeland's shocking betrayal of Denmark after the Prussian invasion of Danish territory, Ibsen wrot…

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 …

Marion de Lorme

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Victor Hugo


Marion de Lorme is a play about a famous French courtesan with the same name, known for her relationships with the important men of her time…

Paul and Virginia

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Jacques-Henri Bernardin De Saint-Pierre


Paul and Virginia was first published in 1787. The novel's title characters are very good friends since birth who fall in love, but sadly di…

Love's Young Dream

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Thomas Moore


LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of Love's Young Dream by Thomas Moore. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 26th, 201…

All for Love; or, The World Well Lost

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John Dryden


All for Love is widely considered to be John Dryden's finest work, dramatic or otherwise. A tragedy written in blank verse, it retells the s…

For Fifteen Years

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Louis Ulbach


For Fifteen Years by Louis Ulbach is the sequel to The Steel Hammer which tells the story of a poor upholsterer, Jean Mortier who is falsely…

La Bohème

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Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica


In 1830s Paris, four struggling Bohemian artists: the poet Rodolfo, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Collin…

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…

Slovenly Betsy

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Heinrich Hoffmann


Hienrich Hoffmann was a German psychiatrist and doctor. He had written poetry and sketches for his son, and was persuaded to have a collecti…

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