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A Drama in Verse
By ALEXANDER PUSHKIN
Rendered into English verse by Alfred Hayes
BORIS GODUNOV, afterwards Tsar. PRINCE SHUISKY, Russian noble. PRINCE VOROTINSKY, Russian noble. SHCHELKALOV, Russian Minister of State. FATHER PIMEN, an old monk and chronicler. GREGORY OTREPIEV, a young monk, afterwards the Pretender to the throne of Russia. THE PATRIARCH, Abbot of the Chudov Monastery. MISSAIL, wandering friar. VARLAAM, wandering friar. ATHANASIUS MIKAILOVICH ...
Ein Trauerspiel in Fünf Aufzügen
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Margarete von Parma, Tochter Karls des Fünften, Regentin der Niederlande.
Graf Egmont, Prinz von Gaure.
Wilhelm von Oranien.
Herzog von Alba.
Ferdinand, sein natürlicher Sohn.
Machiavell, im Dienst der Regentin.
Richard, Egmonts Geheimschreiber.
Silva,) unter Alba dienend.
Kl"archen, Egmonts Geliebte.
Brackenburg, ein Bürgerssohn.
Soest, Kr"amer, ) Bürger von Brüssel.
In accordance with the advice of the god Apollo, Orestes has killed his mother Clytemnestra to avenge the death of his father Agamemnon at her hands. Despite Apollo’s earlier prophecy, Orestes finds himself tormented by Erinyes or Furies to the blood guilt stemming from his matricide. The only person capable of calming Orestes down from his madness is his sister Electra. To complicate matters further, a leading political faction of Argos wants to put Orestes to death for the murder. Orestes’ only hope to save his life lies in his uncle Menelaus, who has returned with Helen after spending t...
THE MIDDLE CLASS GENTLEMAN (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme)
By MOLIERE (Jean Baptiste Poquelin, 1622 1673)
Translated by Philip Dwight Jones
Comedy Ballet presented at Chambord, for the entertainment of the
King, in the month of October 1670, and to the public in Paris for
the first time at the Palais Royal Theater 23 November 1670
Monsieur Jourdain, bourgeois.
Madame Jourdain, his wife.
Lucile, their daughter.
Cleonte, suitor of Lucile.
Covielle, Cleonte's valet.
Dorante, Count, suitor of D...
In 'The Swan Song' an aging actor reminisces about his life and the parts he's played. The piece takes a tragic look at ambition and the sacrifices that must be made in order to succeed. Chekhov’s ability to capture and explore human nature and experience is showcased here.
by Anton Checkov
Plays By Anton Tchekoff
Translated From The Russian, With An Introduction By Marian Fell
CONTENTS Introduction Chronological List of Works The Swan Song
THE last years of the nineteenth century were for Russia tin...
Christopher “Kit” Marlowe (baptised 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet, and translator of the Elizabethan era. The foremost Elizabethan tragedian before William Shakespeare, he is known for his magnificent blank verse, his overreaching protagonists, and his own untimely death.
The Jew of Malta (1589) is an original story of religious conflict, intrigue, and revenge, set against a backdrop of the struggle for supremacy between Spain and the Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean. The Jew of Malta is considered to have been a major influence ...
Despite its optimistic title, Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well
has often been considered a "problem play." Ostensibly a comedy, the play also has fairy tale elements, as it focuses on Helena, a virtuous orphan, who loves Bertram, the haughty son of her protectress, the Countess of Rousillon. When Bertram, desperate for adventure, leaves Rousillon to serve in the King's army, Helena pursues him.
ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL
by William Shakespeare
KING OF FRANCE THE DUKE OF FLORENCE BERTRAM, Count of Rousi...
Yksin"ayt"oksinen laulunsekainen huvin"aytelm"a
Ensimm"aisen kerran julkaissut Yrj"o Weilin & Kumpp., Helsinki, 1910.
VIHTORIIN, kauppias. KALLE, h"anen apulaisensa. PUMMI, nimismies. TYYNE, h"anen veljens"a tyt"ar. SILTAVOUTI. OSTAJIA.
Siististi sisustettu huone. Oikealla sohva, jonka edess"a on p"oyt"a. Vasemmalla kirjoitusp"oyt"a konttorikirjoineen. Sein"all"a hintaluetteloja, muita papereita ja suuri avain. Vinoon nurkassa oikealla vaatekaappi ( Huomaa : Kulissi.) Per"all"a ovi, joka on a...
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THE NOTORIOUS MRS. EBBSMITH
ARTHUR WING PINERO
THE PERSONS OF THE PLAY
SIR SANDFORD CLEEVE
DUKE OF ST. OLPHERTS
REV. AMOS WINTERFIELD
SIR GEORGE BRODRICK
The Scene is laid in Venice first at the Palazzo Arconati, a lodging
house on the Grand Canal; afterwards in an apartment in the Campo
It is Easter tide, a we...
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LOCRINE A TRAGEDY
by Algernon Charles Swinburne
TO ALICE SWINBURNE.
The love that comes and goes like wind or fire
Hath words and wings wherewith to speak and flee.
But love more deep than passion's deep desire,
Clear and inviolable as the unsounded sea,
What wings of words may serve to set it free,
To lift and lead it homeward? Time and death
Are less than love: or man's live spirit saith
False, when he deems h...