‘Oroonoko’ by Thomas Southerne

Based on Aphra Behn’s 1688 novel (which is one of the earliest novels in the English language), Thomas Southerne’s Oroonoko is seen by scholars today as the driving force that kept Behn’s work from fading into obscurity. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it was considered even more popular than the novel, presenting theatergoing audiences with a […]

‘Lysistrata’ by Aristophanes

Lysistrata has had enough. She is tired of the constant war that is ravaging Greece and has come up with a solution: Together with female friends from other Greek cities, she persuades all women of Greece to pledge an oath and refrain from all sexual contact with their husbands and lovers. The idea is that […]

‘Ben Hur’ by Lew Wallace

In this dramatic reading of the classic epic Ben Hur, rediscover the wonder of three wise men who travel through the wilderness together. Thirty years later, Judah ben Hur accidentally looses a tile upon the head of the Roman governor and is sentenced to the galleys for life. When he escapes, he is caught up […]