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By: Samuel Low (1765-)

Book cover The Politician Out-Witted

By: Sara Ware Bassett (1872-1968)

Book cover Mrs. Christy's Bridge Party

By: Shepherd Knapp

Book cover The Christmas Dinner
Book cover Down the Chimney
Book cover Up the Chimney

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (dramatic reading) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles (dramatic reading)

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound.

By: Sophie May (1833-1906)

Book cover Prudy Keeping House

By: Sophocles (c. 497 BC - c. 406 BC)

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles Oedipus Rex

Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence.

Antigone by Sophocles Antigone

This is the final installment in Sophocles's Theban Plays, following Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus's daughter Antigone deliberately breaks the laws of Thebes when she buries her brother's body and is sentenced to death. She clashes with Creon, the King of Thebes, over what constitutes justice and morality: the laws of the state or the laws of the individual.

Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles Oedipus at Colonus

This is the second installment in Sophocles's Theban Plays that chronicles the tragic fates of Oedipus and his family. After fulfilling the prophecy that predicted he would kill his father and marry his mother, Oedipus blinds himself and leaves Thebes, to wander in the wilderness accompanied by his daughters Antigone and Ismene.

Book cover Electra

Sophocles' play dramatizes the aftermath of Agamemnon's murder by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. His daughter Electra is hungry for revenge and longs for the return of her brother Orestes to help her achieve her ends.

Book cover Philoctetes

Sophocles' play recounts an episode from the Trojan War, in which the wily Odysseus and Achilles' son Neoptolemus travel to a remote island to persuade Philoctetes to come with them to Troy. A prophet has foreseen that the Greeks will need Philoctetes and his bow (given to him by Heracles before his death) in order to defeat the Trojans. The problem is that years before Odysseus had engineered Philoctetes' abandonment on the island, due to a festering, stinking wound he had received from a snakebite. Will Philoctetes forgive and forget, or will he take his revenge?

By: Stephen Phillips (1864-1915)

Book cover Nero

By: Sudraka

Book cover The Little Clay Cart Mrcchakatika

By: Susan Glaspell (1876-1948)

Book cover Trifles

On the surface, this short play is a slice-of-life story about a murder investigation in the rural United States. However, it is also a story about the relationships between men and women, husbands and wives, and the often-overlooked "trifles" which can say so much about a person's life.

Inheritors by Susan Glaspell Inheritors

Inheritors, (1921) by American dramatist Susan Glaspell concerns the legacy of an idealistic farmer who wills his highly coveted midwest farmland to the establishment of a college (Act I.) Forty years later, when his granddaughter stands up for the rights of Hindu nationals to protest at the college her grandfather founded, she jeopardizes funding for the college itself and sets herself against her own uncle, president of the institution's trustees (Acts II & III.) Ultimately, she defies her family's wishes, and as a consequence is bound for prison herself (Act IV...

By: Susanna Centlivre (1667?-1723)

Book cover The Busie Body

By: Thomas Baker (fl. 1700-1709)

Book cover The Fine Lady's Airs (1709)

By: Thomas Dekker (1572?-1632)

Book cover The Noble Spanish Soldier

By: Thomas Dixon (1864-1946)

Book cover A Man of the People A Drama of Abraham Lincoln

By: Thomas Godfrey (1736-1763)

Book cover The Prince of Parthia A Tragedy

By: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Book cover The Dynasts

By: Thomas Kyd (1558-1594)

Book cover The Spanish Tragedie

By: Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866)

Book cover Headlong Hall

Headlong Hall is the first novel by Thomas Love Peacock, published in 1815 (dated 1816). As in his later novel Crotchet Castle, Peacock assembles a group of eccentrics, each with a single monomaniacal obsession, and derives humor and social satire from their various interactions and conversations. The setting is the country estate of Squire Harry Headlong Ap-Rhaiader, Esq. in Wales.

By: Thomas Morton (1764-1838)

Book cover Speed the Plough A Comedy, In Five Acts; As Performed At The Theatre Royal, Covent Garden

By: Thomas Otway (1652-1685)

Book cover Venice Preserved A Tragedy in Five Acts

By: Tom Taylor (1817-1880)

Book cover Our American Cousin

By: Unknown

Everyman by Unknown Everyman

The Somonyng of Everyman (The Summoning of Everyman), usually referred to simply as Everyman, is a late 15th-century English morality play. Like John Bunyan's novel Pilgrim's Progress, Everyman examines the question of Christian salvation by use of allegorical characters, and what Man must do to attain it. The premise is that the good and evil deeds of one's life will be tallied by God after death, as in a ledger book. The play is the allegorical accounting of the life of Everyman, who represents all mankind...

Book cover The Middle-Class Gentleman
Book cover Oedipus King of Thebes Translated into English Rhyming Verse with Explanatory Notes
Book cover The Birds
Book cover Book of illustrations : ancient tragedy
Book cover The Impostures of Scapin
Book cover The Bacchae of Euripides
Book cover The Acharnians
Book cover Peace
Book cover Psyche
Book cover The Flying Doctor (Le Médecin Volant)
Book cover The Trojan Women of Euripides
Book cover The Countess of Escarbagnas
Book cover Sir John Oldcastle
Book cover The Jealousy of le Barbouillé (La Jalousie du Barbouillé)
Book cover Fair Em
Book cover The London Prodigal
Book cover Sword and crozier, drama in five acts

By: Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)

The Machine by Upton Sinclair The Machine

Upton Sinclair is best known for his novel The Jungle, an expose of the meatpacking industry. He was also a playwright whose works for the stage reflected the same progressive viewpoints found in his other writing. In The Machine, published as part of Sinclair's 1912 collection Plays of Protest, Socialist activists show a rich man's daughter the truth about the society in which she has been raised.

Book cover Naturewoman

The Mastersons, a wealthy Bostonian family, await the arrival of their cousin Anna in the wake of her grandfather's death. Though born in Boston, Anna, who prefers the name Oceana, spent most of her life on a tropical island in the Pacific with her father. A free spirit, her practices and values surrounding proper dress, romance, and entertainment clash with those of her conservative relatives. What will happen as patience and tolerance wear thin for both parties when alluring Oceana catches the...

Book cover The Second-Story Man
Book cover Prince Hagen

By: Various

Book cover Washington Square Plays

By: W. W. Jacobs (1863-1943)

Book cover The Ghost of Jerry Bundler

By: Walter Ben Hare (1880-1950)

The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays by Walter Ben Hare The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays

By: Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Book cover Count Julian
Book cover Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare, Euseby Treen, Joseph Carnaby, and Silas Gough, Clerk

By: Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878-1962)

Book cover Krindlesyke

By: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

Book cover The Countess Cathleen
Book cover The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays
Book cover The Hour Glass
Book cover The Land of Heart's Desire

By: William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913)

Book cover A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 1

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