Tragedy

Pierre and Luce

Read by Roger Melin


Romain Rolland


Pierre and Luce were an unlikely young pair who found themselves in the chaos of Paris during the war; Pierre, the shy, recently conscripted…

When We Dead Awaken

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Henrik Ibsen


When We Dead Awaken (1899) is the last play by Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. Dreamlike and highly symbolic, the play charts the dissolut…

One-Act Play Collection 001

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Various


LibriVox’s One-Act Play Collection 001 includes one-act plays in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members.

The Furies (Morshead Translation)

Read by Expatriate


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…

Philoctetes (Campbell Translation)

Read by Expatriate


Sophocles


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

Phaedra

Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Jean Racine


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

Zastrozzi, A Romance

Read by Martin Geeson


Percy Bysshe Shelley


“Would Julia of Strobazzo’s heart was reeking on my dagger!”From the asthmatic urgency of its opening abduction scene to the Satanic defianc…

Agamemnon (Browning Translation)

Read by Expatriate


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…

The Libation-Bearers (Morshead Translation)

Read by Expatriate


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 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…

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…

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…

Oedipus at Colonus (Jebb Translation)

Read by Expatriate


Sophocles


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

Erdgeist

Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Frank Wedekind


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

Medea (Way Translation)

Read by Expatriate


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…

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…

The Suppliant Maidens (Morshead Translation)

Read by Expatriate


Aeschylus


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

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…

Electra (Storr Translation)

Read by Expatriate


Sophocles


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

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

Read by redaer


Friedrich Schiller


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

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