Tragedy

Hamlet (version 3)

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William Shakespeare


The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge…

Medea

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Euripides


Euripides' tragedy focuses on the disintegration of the relationship between Jason, the hero who captured the Golden Fleece, and Medea, the …

Die Marquise von O…

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Heinrich von Kleist


Ausgangspunkt der „Marquise von O.“ ist die skandalöse Begebenheit einer unwissentlich zustande gekommenen Schwangerschaft. Durch versc…

Effi Briest (Version 2)

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Theodor Fontane


Effi Briest ist ein Roman von Theodor Fontane, der von 1894 bis 1895 zunächst als Fortsetzungsroman in der Deutschen Rundschau abgedruc…

Faust: Der Tragödie erster Teil

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Der erste Teil der Tragödie Faust, erstmals erschienen 1808, gilt als das bedeutendste und meistzitierte Werk der deutschen Literatur. …

King Lear (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


The Tragedy of King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The title character descends into madness after foolishly disposing of his est…

Uncle Vanya

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Anton Chekhov


Uncle Vanya (subtitled “Scenes From Country Life”) is a tragicomedy by Anton Chekhov. It is set on the failing country estate of a retired p…

Troilus and Criseyde

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Geoffrey Chaucer


Troilus and Criseyde is a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer which re-tells in Middle English the tragic story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde set …

Venus and Adonis (dramatic reading)

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William Shakespeare


Venus and Adonis is Shakespeare's narrative poem about the love of the goddess Venus for the mortal youth Adonis, dedicated partly to his pa…

Die Reise nach Tilsit

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Hermann Sudermann


Ansas Balczus, Fischer und Hofbesitzer in Litauen, hat mit seiner Frau Indre eine eine gute und feine Frau, auf die er stolz sein kann. Aber…

Hamlet (version 2)

Read by Sam Stinson


William Shakespeare


The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge…

Electra

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Sophocles


Sophocles' play dramatizes the aftermath of Agamemnon's murder by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. His daughter Electra is hu…

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

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Christopher Marlowe


The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, normally known simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story,…

The Oresteia

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Aeschylus


The Oresteia is a trilogy by Aeschylus, one of the foremost playwrights of ancient Greece. It encompasses three plays: Agamemnon, The Libati…

Sterben

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Arthur Schnitzler


Felix, Hypochonder und Patient bei seinem Freund, dem Arzt Alfred, hält sich für todsterbenskrank. Also will er Gewissheit und hol…

The Cherry Orchard

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Anton Chekhov


The Cherry Orchard is Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's last play. It premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre 17 January 1904 in a production d…

Prometheus Bound (Buckley Translation)

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Aeschylus


"Prometheus Bound" is the only complete tragedy of the Prometheia trilogy, traditionally assumed to be the work of Aeschylus. Jupi…

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

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John Ford


One of the most shocking plays produced in England during the reign of Charles I, 'Tis Pity She's A Whore chronicles the disastrous results …

The Duchess of Padua

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Oscar Wilde


Guido Ferranti, a young man, travels to Padua with his friend Ascanio after receiving a mysterious letter from a stranger, claiming to know …

Titus Andronicus

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William Shakespeare


Titus Andronicus may be Shakespeare's earliest tragedy; it is believed to have been written in the early 1590s. It depicts a Roman general w…

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