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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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 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…

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…


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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…

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…

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…

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…

Anthem for Doomed Youth

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Wilfred Owen

LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 different recordings of Anthem for Doomed Youth, by Wilfred Owen, in honor of Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Da…

Little Eyolf

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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen's 1894 play Little Eyolf tells the story of the Allmers family: the father, Alfred, his wife Rita, their crippled nine-year-old…

A Yorkshire Tragedy

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Thomas Middleton

A Yorkshire Tragedy: Not So New as Lamentable and True (1619) tells the gruesome tale of Walter Calverly who stabbed his wife and killed his…

The Bacchae (Solo Version)

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Euripides' Bacchae tells of Dionysus, the God, come to the city of Thebes, there to drive mad those who refuse participation in his ecstatic…


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August Strindberg

Creditors is a tragicomedy by August Strindberg that plumbs the depths of the twisted triangular relationship between Tekla, her husband Ado…

Alcestis (Way Translation)

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Alcestis, queen of Pherae, is one of the noblest heroines in all of Greek drama. Her husband Admetus is the supposedly virtuous king of Pher…

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