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    • The Mortal Lopez: A Drama, Part One

    • Dramas with Shakespeare, Volume 3
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Saethon Williams
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    Rodrigo Lopez, a Portuguese converso who had resided in England for more than 30 years and was the chief physician to Queen Elizabeth, gave offense to the Earl of Essex, also his patient, by revealing his ailments at a feast to both Don Antonio, the deposed king of Portugal, and Antonio Perez, whom the king of Spain wished to kill for supposed treachery. These two lived in England as guests of the crown and were friends to Essex, whom they told of Lopez's indiscretion.

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    • The Mortal Lopez, Part Two

    • The Insatiate Inquisition, a Drama
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Saethon Williams
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    Rodrigo Lopez, former physician to Queen Elizabeth, and his supposed accessories are questioned in the Tower on the charge of treason. Both the Earl of Essex and Lord Burghley agree that his confession must conform to the charge. This historical drama maintains the classical form of tragedy in English with seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances. By Aristotelian standards it may be recognized.

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    • The Compromised Hostilities

    • A Drama of the Gouldium
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Benjamin G. Powell
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    In diverse financial scrimmages, Jay Gould and his adversaries fought to survive and prosper in the difficult markets of the early 1880s. This historical drama represents his promptitude against discontented creditors, prompt detractors, and provoked distrusters. This play is one of the Gouldium, a series of dramas on the life and times of Jay Gould. As in most of these plays, there are seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral episodes.

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    • The Homestead Frick

    • Henry Clay Frick in Drama Volume 3
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Benjamin G. Powell
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There was no larger steel mill in the United States than the Homestead works, a division of Carnegie Steel. The discord between the employed, represented by the Amalgamated Association, and the employers, defended by Henry Clay Frick, a major shareholder and chief officer for all parts of Carnegie Steel, was, when the contract expired at the end of June, 1892, unsettled and provoked severe hostilities.

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    • The Exchanged Antipathies

    • A Drama with Shakespeare
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Sam Burns
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    James Burbage, the founder of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, Shakespeare's acting company, is countered by Lady Elizabeth Russell in this play when he pursues the construction of a theatre inside the former Blackfriars' monastery in London. This historical drama maintains the classical form of tragedy in English with seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances.

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    • The Punished Essex Pining

    • Essex in Trilogy Volume 2
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Sam Burns
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    After his disobedient return from Ireland, the Earl of Essex was kept in house arrest, first in York House, then in his own palace, Essex House. He thought this punishment was extended by his enemies at court and plotted to rid Whitehall of those men. This play presents his imprisonment and subsequent plots pursued in London.

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    • A Trial of Recognition

    • Essex, a Conclusive Trilogy, Part Three (Volume 3)
    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Ryan McBurney
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
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    The earls of Essex and Southampton are tried together for high treason before a jury of the noblest peers. Pleading not guilty, they strive in angry and arrant disputation with Attorney General Edward Coke and Francis Bacon. This drama is the third part of an Aeschylean trilogy and maintains the classical form of tragedy in English, with seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances.

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    • Humane Discrimination

    • A Drama in Ireland
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Santasier
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    In 1580, the new Lord Deputy of Ireland, Lord Arthur Grey de Wilton, came to Dublin with 3000 troops to end the Desmond Rebellion. Accompanied with his secretary, Edmund Spenser, the great English poet, he proved, in battle and in transactions with the enemy, formidable but flawed. This play follows the historical relation closely. This historical drama maintains the classical form of tragedy in English with seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances.

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    • My Daughter Iphigenia

    • A Sacrificial Drama in One Act
    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Carl Schwaber
    • Length: 55 mins
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    This drama follows the myth of Iphigenia at Aulis, where she is subject to human sacrifice by her father Agamemnon. He draws her and Clytemnestra, her mother, thither with a promise of marriage to Achilles. The necessities of sacrifice are both in dialogue and in choral poetry weighed and judged. This play concludes either in an epiphany of wisdom or of violence. A form for tragedy in English, distinguished by seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances, is established in this play.

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    • I Am the Raleigh: The Trial of Sir Walter

    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Ryan McBurney
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A few months after the accession of King James in 1603, Sir Walter Raleigh and his friend, Henry Lord Cobham, among others, were accused of treason. I am the Raleigh is a drama of Sir Walter’s trial, when he strove with Edward Coke, the great accuser, to exonerate himself.

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    • The Persians

    • Translation by F L Light
    • By: Aeschylus, F L Light
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 9
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    The Persians: A Translation from Aeschylus There is no drama where the total multiplicity of horror in defeat is more cogently presented than in the Persians by Aeschylus, who fought in the Athenian triumph at Salamis, where the Persian fleet was rammed and wrecked.

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    • Garbage

    • By Nancy on 09-25-15

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    • At Labored Variance

    • A Drama of the Gouldium
    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Jesse Matthew Bernstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    In three forcible disruptions, first in April 1885 and last in March-April 1886, the Knights of Labor assailed locomotive operations or stopped work on railroads which were controlled directly or influentially by Jay Gould. Though both Terence Powderly, the chief executive of the Knights, and Gould decried the strikes, they could not easily resolve their labored variance. This play is one of the Gouldium, a series of dramas on the life and times of Jay Gould. As in most of these plays there are seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral episodes.

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    • Antigone: Translated by F. L. Light

    • By: F. L. Light (translator), Sophocles
    • Narrated by: Jesse M. Bernstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    Prince Kreon, enforcing an arbitrary mandate, is enraged that Antigone would abide by a natural law of sisterly respect in contradiction of his will. As neither can be reconciled with the other's acts, the drama grows devoutly tenebrous. This translation is iambic, as is most of the text in Greek.

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    • Unsure if you should buy

    • By Baila Berman on 10-08-15

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    • The Iliad: Unabridged for Audible

    • By: Homer, F L Light - translator
    • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
    • Length: 26 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Lazarus Light's resolve to write a greater Iliad in English than Homer composed in Greek is manifest. This translation impersonates Homeric Greek. It runs with Achilleus and like man-shattering Hector in the shock of arms is resolutely sharp. As unrelenting as sublimity, not yielding lyrically, unprosaically vindicating Homer's vision, the brightest labor has been attempted and is brought over as a consummate attempt.

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    • Odd editing of peculiar pronunciation

    • By Tanya on 09-02-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Oedipus the King

    • A Translation by F.L. Light
    • By: Sophocles, F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Aristotle's assertion that in Greek tragedy there is no loftier work than Oedipus the King cannot be lightly contradicted. This drama is endued fearfully with nature, as she works against the conscientiousness of measure found in man. Heretofore no translation of this play has been a poem of Sophoclean worthiness and work. The rhythmic stature of this translation runs with the Greek in heat and light.

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    • Oedipus a twisted story of murder and incest

    • By Cindy Rice on 05-26-15

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    • The Suppliants

    • Translated by F L Light
    • By: Aeschylus, F L Light (translator)
    • Narrated by: Beth Bostic
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The fifty daughters of Danaos have with their father fled by ship from Egypt, escaping compulsatory marriage with their fifty cousins, the sons of Aegyptos. They arrive in Argos, where, by supplication to the king and people, they seek refuge from their cousins, who sailed in pursuit. Their devout abhorrence of the marriage is the weightiest theme of the play.

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    • The Gold Room Bursts with Gould

    • A Drama of the Price
    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Jon C. Farrar
    • Length: 44 mins
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    Jay Gould sought to yoke a corner on the gold market in August and September, 1869. His endeavor came to a head on September 24, a day known as the Gold Panic, or Black Friday. Many merchant houses, banks, and brokerages thereafter failed because of the flagrant volatility in prices. This drama presents the acts and thoughts of Gould, his partner, Jim Fisk, and their brokers during the panic.

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    • In Counteraction, Vanderbilt!

    • A Counter Corner Drama
    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Media Kitchen Books
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1863, under the instigation of his former associate, Daniel Drew, the New York State Legislature betrayed Commodore Vanderbilt, withdrawing the permit for his extension of the Harlem Railroad. The lawmakers and Drew then shorted Harlem stock. This play of counteraction portrays the most competitive businessman of the nineteenth century.

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    • Union Pacific Priced!: A Drama of the Gouldium

    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Carl Schwaber
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    Jay Gould, though consumption has first come forth into his lungs, purchases the sovereign share of Union Pacific, a railroad of indebted frailty, frailer becoming while rates decline throughout the West. His health and his wife's, who is more ill than he, must be avowed. How railroad men such as James J. Hill, Charles Francis Adams, Fred Ames, and Ransom Cable comport with transportive difficulties is set forth. J. P. Morgan attempts to bring the western railroads in economical accord.

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    • The Railroad Scrimmage

    • A Drama of the Erie War
    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    As the southernmost line in New York State, the Erie Railroad in the 1860s ran from Jersey City to Lake Erie. Commodore Vanderbilt considered it an appropriate expansion to his New York Central and tried to corner Erie's shares. This drama represents how three of Erie's directors, Jay Gould, Jim Fisk and Daniel Drew, fought a financial war to check his acquisition. But the main part to Vanderbilt belongs as the most triumphant American of the nineteenth century.

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