Tragedy

Ghosts (version 2)

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Henrik Ibsen


A Family-drama in three acts. Like many of Ibsen's better-known plays, Ghosts is a scathing commentary on 19th century morality. (Summary by…

The Furies (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…

Phaedra

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Jean Racine


In the court of Louis XIV, adaptations of Greek tragedies were very popular. This play, heavily influenced by Euripides' Hippolytus, deals w…

Casey at the Bat

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Ernest Lawrence Thayer


LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Casey at the Bat by Ernst Lawrence Thayer. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for Decemb…

The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire

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Charles Morris and Charles Mclean Andrews


The first half of this book describes the devastating earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906, and the subsequent destruction caused by fi…

Agamemnon (Browning Translation)

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Aeschylus


The play Agamemnon details the homecoming of Agamemnon, King of Argos, from the Trojan War. Waiting at home for him is his wife, Clytemnestr…

Erdgeist

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Frank Wedekind


Erdgeist ist eine 1895 publizierte Tragödie in vier Aufzügen von Frank Wedekind. Uraufgeführt wurde sie am 25. Februar 1898 i…

Philoctetes (Campbell Translation)

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Sophocles


Philoctetes is a play by Sophocles (Aeschylus and Euripides also each wrote a Philoctetes but theirs have not survived). The play was writte…

The Libation-Bearers (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 Father

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August Strindberg


The Father is a naturalistic drama by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The central conflict is between the Captain and his wife Laura a…

Oedipus at Colonus (Jebb Translation)

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Sophocles


"Oedipus at Colonus" (also Oedipus Coloneus, Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους ἐπὶ Κολωνῷ, Oidipous epi Kolōnō) is one of the three Theban p…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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…

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