Tragedy

Venus and Adonis (dramatic reading)

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William Shakespeare


Venus and Adonis is Shakespeare's narrative poem about the love of the goddess Venus for the mortal youth Adonis, dedicated partly to his pa…

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 …

Hamlet (version 2)

Read by Sam Stinson


William Shakespeare


The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge…

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…

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

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Christopher Marlowe


The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, normally known simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story,…

Electra

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Sophocles


Sophocles' play dramatizes the aftermath of Agamemnon's murder by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. His daughter Electra is hu…

The Oresteia

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Aeschylus


The Oresteia is a trilogy by Aeschylus, one of the foremost playwrights of ancient Greece. It encompasses three plays: Agamemnon, The Libati…

Sterben

Read by Ramona Deininger-Schnabel


Arthur Schnitzler


Felix, Hypochonder und Patient bei seinem Freund, dem Arzt Alfred, hält sich für todsterbenskrank. Also will er Gewissheit und hol…

The Cherry Orchard

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Anton Chekhov


The Cherry Orchard is Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's last play. It premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre 17 January 1904 in a production d…

Prometheus Bound (Buckley Translation)

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Aeschylus


"Prometheus Bound" is the only complete tragedy of the Prometheia trilogy, traditionally assumed to be the work of Aeschylus. Jupi…

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

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John Ford


One of the most shocking plays produced in England during the reign of Charles I, 'Tis Pity She's A Whore chronicles the disastrous results …

The Duchess of Padua

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Oscar Wilde


Guido Ferranti, a young man, travels to Padua with his friend Ascanio after receiving a mysterious letter from a stranger, claiming to know …

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…

Coriolanus

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William Shakespeare


Shakespeare was passionately interested in the history of Rome, as is evident from plays like Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, and Antony an…

Seven Against Thebes

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Aeschylus


In this, the only extant tragedy from Aeschylus' trilogy about the House of Oedipus, Thebes is under siege from Polynices, a former prince o…

A Sicilian Romance

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Ann Radcliffe


A Sicilian Romance is a Gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe. It was her second published work, and was first published anonymously in 1790. The pl…

Oedipus at Colonus (Storr Translation)

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Sophocles


This is the second installment in Sophocles's Theban Plays that chronicles the tragic fates of Oedipus and his family. After fulfilling the…

Ghosts

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Henrik Ibsen


Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts was first published in 1881 and staged in 1882, and like his earlier play A Doll's House, profoundly shocked his conte…

The Bacchae

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Euripides


The tragedy is based on the mythological story of King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother Agavë, and their punishment by the god Dionysu…

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…

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