lysistrata and other plays

Lysistrata And Other Plays
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2003-01-30
Pages: 304
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The Acharnians/The Clouds/Lysistrata 'We women have the salvation of Greece in our hands' Writing at a time of political and social crisis in Athens, the ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes was an eloquent, yet bawdy, challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. In Lysistrata and The Acharnians, two pleas for an end to the long war between Athens and Sparta, a band of women on a sex strike and a lone peasant respectively defeat the political establishment. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Alan H. Sommerstein

Lysistrata
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Classical Texts
Release Date: 1990
Pages: 224
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Lysistrata is the third and last of Aristophanes' peace plays. It is a dream of peace, of how the women could help to achieve an honourable settlement, conceived when Athens was going through its blackest, most desperate crisis since the Persian War. Though in modern times this is perhaps the most popular of his works, it has never before had an English translation that aims to be reliable in detail and that is fully annotated. The Greek text is based on a fuller body of evidence than any previous edition.It is astonishing to think that this play was first performed 2,400 years ago, because of all Aristophanes great comedies, Lysistrata seems to speak most clearly to our own age. It could perhaps be described as the world's first feminist drama.Text with facing translation, commentary and notes. 224pp(Aris and Phillips 1990).

Lysistrata And Other Works Of Aristophanes
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Date: 2009-04
Pages: 412
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Looking At Lysistrata
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Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Pages: 168
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In Aristophanes' Lysistrata, the women of Athens, fed up with the war against Sparta, go on a sex strike and barricade themselves into the acropolis to persuade their husbands to vote against the war. It is the most often performed of all Aristophanes' comedies. It is also, perhaps, the most misunderstood. This collection of essays by eight leading academics - written for sixth-form students and the general public alike - sets the play firmly in its historical and social context, while exploring Aristophanes' purpose in writing it and considering the responses of modern audiences and directors. The collection has been assembled and edited by David Stuttard, whose energetic new performing version of the play is included in this volume. Contributors include: Alan Beale; Edith Hall; Lorna Hardwick; James Morwood; Martin Revermann; James Robson; Alan H. Sommerstein; Michael Walton.

Aristophanes
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Wildside Press
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Pages: 220
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Aristophanes (ca. 446 BCE-ca. 386 BCE) was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. This collection includes Lysistrata, The Archanians, The Birds, and The Clouds.

Four Plays
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Pages: 320
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Whether his target is the war between the sexes or his fellow playwright Euripides, Aristophanes is the most important Greek comic dramatist—and one of the greatest comic playwrights of all time. His writing—at once bawdy and delicate—brilliantly fuses serious political satire with pyrotechnical bombast, establishing the tradition of comedy as high art. His messages are as timely and relevant today as they were in ancient Greece, and his plays still provoke laughter—and thought. This volume features four celebrated masterpieces: Lysistrata, The Frogs, A Parliament of Women and Plutus (Wealth), all translated by the distinguished poet and translator Paul Roche.

Two Plays  Peace And Lysistrata
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher:
Release Date: 1953
Pages: 136
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Frogs And Other Plays
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2007-03
Pages: 236
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The master of ancient Greek comic drama, Aristophanes combined slapstick, humour and cheerful vulgarity with acute political observations. In The Frogs, written during the Peloponnesian War, Dionysus descends to the Underworld to bring back a poet who can help Athens in its darkest hour, and stages a great debate to help him decide between the traditional wisdom of Aeschylus and the brilliant modernity of Euripides. The clash of generations and values is also the object of Aristophanes� satire in The Wasps, in which an old-fashioned father and his loose-living son come to blows and end up in court. And in The Poet and the Women, Euripides, accused of misogyny, persuades a relative to infiltrate an all-women festival to find out whether revenge is being plotted against him.

CliffsNotes On Aristophanes  Lysistrata   Other Comedies
Author: Gary K Carey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 1983-12-15
Pages: 84
ISBN:
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This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works.

Aristophanes  Four Plays
Author: Aaron Poochigian
Publisher:
Release Date: 2021
Pages: 432
ISBN:
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"The first translation to capture the antic outrageousness and lyrical brilliance of antiquity's greatest comedies. The citizens of ancient Athens enjoyed a freedom of speech as broad as our own. This freedom, parrhesia, the right to say what one pleased, how and when one pleased, and to whom, had no more fervent champion than the brilliant fifth-century comic playwright, Aristophanes. His plays, many of them immensely popular with the Athenian public, were frequently crude, even obscene. He ridiculed the great and the good of the city, showing up their hypocrisy and arrogance in ways that went far beyond the standards of good taste, securing the ire (and sometimes the retaliation) of his powerful targets. He showed his contemporaries, and he teaches us now, that when those in power act obscenely, patriotic obscenity is a fitting response. Aristophanes's satirical masterpieces were also surpassingly virtuosic works of poetry. The metrical variety of his plays has always thrilled readers who can access the original Greek, but until now, English translations have failed to capture their lyrical genius. Aaron Poochigian, the first poet- classicist to tackle these plays in a generation, brings back to life Aristophanes's wickedly crude and frequently beautiful lyric comedies, finally giving contemporary readers a sense of the subversive pleasure his original audiences felt when these works were first performed on the Athenian stage"--