Tragedy

Alcestis

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Euripides


Alcestis is the earliest surviving play by Euripides. Alcestis, the devoted wife of King Admetus, has agreed to die in his place, and at the…

Miß Sara Sampson

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing


Miss Sara Sampson, geschrieben von Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, gilt als das erste bürgerliche Trauerspiel der neueren deutschen Literatur…

Ajax (Campbell Translation)

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Sophocles


Ajax is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BC. The date of Ajax's first performance is unknown and may never be found, but most scho…

The Treasure

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Selma Lagerlöf


Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Pr…

Edward II

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Christopher Marlowe


Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan tragedy focuses on the downfall of King Edward II, whose love for his favorite courtier, Piers Gaveston, l…

Agamemnon (Morshead Translation)

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Aeschylus


The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus concerning the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. The name derives f…

The Master Builder

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Henrik Ibsen


Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, first published in 1892, is about architect Halvard Solness, who despite personal tragedy (including the …

Romeo and Juliet (version 4)

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William Shakespeare


Two households, both alike in dignity,In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,Where civil blood makes…

The White Devil

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John Webster


John Webster's The White Devil (1612) is a Jacobean revenge tragedy, replete with adultery, murder, ghosts, and violence. The Duke of Brachi…

Bruges-la-Morte

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Georges Rodenbach


Voilà cinq ans que Hugues Viane est veuf. Voilà cinq ans qu'il est venu s'installer à Bruges, cette ville qui lui renvo…

Orestes

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Euripides


In accordance with the advice of the god Apollo, Orestes has killed his mother Clytemnestra to avenge the death of his father Agamemnon at h…

Prometheus Bound (Browning Translation)

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Aeschylus


Whether or not it was actually written by Aeschylus, as is much disputed, "Prometheus Bound" is a powerful statement on behalf of …

Hecuba

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Euripides


Like Euripides' Trojan Women, this play takes place after the sack of Troy. Hecuba, widow of King Priam, suffers the loss of her daughter Po…

The Persians (version 2)

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Aeschylus


The earliest of Aeschylus' plays to survive is "The Persians" (Persai), performed in 472 BC and based on experiences in Aeschylus'…

Electra (Murray Translation)

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Euripides


Electra (the Unmated One) is eaten up with hatred of her mother Clytemnestra and stepfather Aegisthus for their murder of her father Agamemn…

The Mystery of a Turkish Bath

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Rita


A group of guests, at an exclusive luxury hotel in Hampshire, are the witnesses of an illustration of occult powers, demonstrated by “the My…

Prometheus Bound (Thoreau Translation)

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Aeschylus


Whether or not it was actually written by Aeschylus, as is much disputed, "Prometheus Bound" is a powerful statement on behalf of …

Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien - Ein dramatisches Gedicht

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Friedrich Schiller


Don Karlos, Infant von Spanien ist ein Drama von Friedrich Schiller. Es behandelt vordergründig politisch-gesellschaftliche Konflikte –…

Cain: A Mystery

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


Cain: A Mystery is Lord Byron's retelling of the classical Biblical story from the point of view of its antagonist. Undoubtedly influenced b…

Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1

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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…

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