Tragedy

The Suppliant Maidens (Morshead Translation)

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Aeschylus


The Suppliants, also called The Suppliant Maidens, or The Suppliant Women, is a play by Aeschylus. It was probably first performed sometime …

Medea (Way Translation)

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Euripides


Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BCE. The plot cente…

Tamburlaine the Great, Part 2

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Christopher Marlowe


Tamburlaine the Great is the name of a play in two parts by Christopher Marlowe. It is loosely based on the life of the Central Asian empero…

Die Braut von Messina oder die feindlichen Brüder - Ein Trauerspiel mit Chören

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Friedrich Schiller


Die Braut von Messina oder die feindlichen Brüder ist ein Drama von Friedrich Schiller, dem der Autor die Gattungskennzeichnung „Ein Tr…

Electra

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Benito Pérez Galdós


Originally staged in the Teatro Español in 1901, Electra is a controversial Spanish drama that documents the trials and tribulations …

Trachiniai (Campbell Translation)

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Sophocles


Women of Trachis (Ancient Greek: Τραχίνιαι, Trachiniai; also translated as The Trachiniae or The Trachinian Maidens) is an Athenian tragedy …

The Witch of Edmonton

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Thomas Dekker


Mother Elizabeth Sawyer is a poor, lonely, and unfairly ostracized old woman with nothing left to lose. Frank is a poor farmer who intends t…

Electra (Storr Translation)

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Sophocles


Electra or Elektra is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes (409 BC) …

Iphigenia in Tauris (Murray Translation)

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Euripides


The apparent sacrifice of Iphigenia at Aulis by her own father Agamemnon was forestalled by the godness Artemis, who by an adroit sleight of…

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


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…

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…

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 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 …

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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