Tragedy

Andromache

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Jean Racine


In this tragedy [about part of the aftermath of the Trojan War], which made its appearance in 1667, there is a more intricate plot than is u…

Siberia

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James Clarence Mangan


LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of Siberia by James Clarence Mangan. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for September 2, 20…

The Tragedy of King Richard II (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


Billed by scholars as the first part of the all-encompassing Henriad, Richard II is a richly satisfying probe into the inner workings of mon…

Saint Joan: Preface

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George Bernard Shaw


Saint Joan is a play by George Bernard Shaw about 15th-century French military figure Joan of Arc. Premiering in 1923, three years after her…

The Dream

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Joanna Baillie


The Dream is Joanna Baillie’s gothic, proto-Lynchian meditation on fear, guilt, and the prophetic power of dreams. In the cloistered confine…

Lines: We Meet Not As We Parted

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Percy Bysshe Shelley


LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Lines: "We Meet Not As We Parted," by Percy Bysshe Shelley. This was the Weekly Poe…

The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great

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Henry Fielding


Tom Thumb, small of stature, great of heart. This play was written as a parody of the tragic heroic biography of a great man, filled with bi…

Beth Gêlert, or the Grave of the Greyhound

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William Robert Spencer


LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Beth Gêlert, or the Grave of the Greyhound by William Robert Spencer. This was the Fort…

The History of Troilus and Cressida (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


The History of Troilus and Cressida has long baffled critics and audiences alike for its inconsistent tone, which ranges from bawdy comedy t…

Othello (Version 2)

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William Shakespeare


Othello is a tragedy about the downfall of the titular hero, Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice. His cunning ensign, Iago, …

Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error

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Matthew Lewis


The second original tragedy written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a markedly more serious a…

The Thebaid, or The Brothers at War

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Jean Racine


"The reign of Louis XIV. in France, like the age of Pericles at ancient Athens, was remarkable for literary excellence no less than for…

Balthasars Nachtmahl

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Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Pedro Calderón De La Barca


Als Grundlage dieses Stückes diente Pedro Calderón das Gastmahl des Belsazar aus Daniel 5, im Alten Testament. Balthasar feiert…

Mithridates

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Jean Racine


Another tragedy by Racine, based on the historical character and career of Mithridates circa 63 BCE. Closing with sorrow and lamentation and…

Gretchen

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W. S. Gilbert


About as far from a rollicking Gilbert and Sullivan musical as you can get: this is Gilbert's tragic version of Goethe's Faust. - Summary …

Berenice

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Jean Racine


Titus, emperor of Rome, wants to marry Berenice, queen of Palestine, but decides that Rome will not be able to handle having him marry a for…

The Cenci

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Percy Bysshe Shelley


Written in 1819, but not first staged for over hundred years after it was written due to controversial themes of incest and parricide, it wa…

The Gamester

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Edward Moore


The Gamester is Edward Moore's most famous work, and while it has fallen into relative obscurity in the last century, at the time it marked …

Balladyna

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Juliusz Słowacki


Balladyna mieszka wraz z siostrą, Aliną, oraz matką w chacie w lesie. Ich dni przemijają na pracy w polu, ale Balladyna chce więcej od życia…

Cato

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Joseph Addison


Joseph Addison is known mostly for his periodical, "The Spectator", written with his friend Richard Steele. But he found time to w…

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