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Excerpt from The Tempest
The sorcerer Prosper threatens one of the inhabitants of the island, Caliban, to do his bidding.
Excerpts from Three Sisters
The aristocratic Prózorov siblings struggle to find happiness in a rural Russian village.
Excerpt from The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Act III, Scenes I & II
In these excerpts, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar reaches its climax as the conspiracy to remove him from power succeeds.
In this one-act play, two women solve a mystery that the men cannot, uncovering some chilling secrets about the lives of their neighbors.
'To Be Or Not To Be' Soliloquy
In this famous soliloquy, Hamlet contemplates suicide and discusses why men are moved to inaction.
Romeo & Juliet: Act V, Scene III
The final scene of this famous drama depicts the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet.