Lysistrata and Other Plays

Written By Aristophanes
Lysistrata and Other Plays
  • Publsiher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 30 January 2003
  • ISBN : 0141907010
  • Pages : 304 pages
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Read or download book entitled Lysistrata and Other Plays written by Aristophanes which was release on 30 January 2003, this book published by Penguin UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2003-01-30
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : 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 ...

Lysistrata and Other Works of Aristophanes

Lysistrata and Other Works of Aristophanes
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : BiblioBazaar, LLC
  • Release Date : 2009-04
  • Total pages : 412
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : 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 ...

Lysistrata

Lysistrata
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-01
  • Total pages : 109
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : One of the few plays that survived intact from the heyday of ancient Grecian drama, Lysistrata is an enormously influential work of satirical comedy. In order to bring an end to a destructive and never-ending war, the women of Greece take a temporary vow of chastity, pledging to remain abstinent ...

Birds and Other Plays

Birds and Other Plays
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 297
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : Aristophanes is the only surviving representative of Greek Old Comedy, the exuberant, satirical form of festival drama which flourished during the heyday of classical Athenian culture in the fifth century BC. His plays are characterized by extraordinary combinations of fantasy and satire,sophistication and vulgarity, formality and freedom. Birds is ...

Frogs and Other Plays

Frogs and Other Plays
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : 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 ...

The Wasps

The Wasps
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1964
  • Total pages : 223
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : In 'The Wasps' an old-fashioned father and his loose-living son come to blows--and end up in court; elsewhere Aristophanes milks the clash of generations for all it is worth by sending up the purveyors of new ideas like Socrates and Euripides (the most controversial of the great tragedians). In 'The ...

Acharnians

Acharnians
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Focus
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 235
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : English translations of three of Aristophanes' most popular plays. Includes helpful notes, an introductory essay on Aristophanes and the ancient theater, and a bibliography. Each play is preceded by an essay on its history, cultural context and production....

Between Jerusalem and Athens

Between Jerusalem and Athens
  • Author : Nurit Yaari
  • Publisher : Classical Presences
  • Release Date : 2018-10-18
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : How does a theatrical tradition emerge in the fields of dramatic writing and artistic performance? How can a culture in which theatre played no part in the past create a theatrical tradition in the modern world? How do political and social conditions affect the encounter between cultures, and what role ...

Lysistrata The Women s Festival and Frogs

Lysistrata  The Women s Festival  and Frogs
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-14
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : Most readers nowadays encounter the plays of Aristophanes in the classroom, not the theater. Yet the "father of comedy" wrote his plays for the stage, not as literary texts. Many English translations of the plays were written decades ago, and in their outdated language they fail to capture the dramatic ...

Four Plays of Aristophanes

Four Plays of Aristophanes
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Total pages : 311
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : Download or read online Four Plays of Aristophanes written by Aristophanes, published by which was released on 1983. Get Four Plays of Aristophanes Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Lysistrata

Lysistrata
  • Author : Ranjit Bolt
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release Date : 2005-12-15
  • Total pages : 88
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a ...

Looking at Lysistrata

Looking at Lysistrata
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-11-01
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : 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 ...

The Birds and Other Plays

The Birds and Other Plays
  • Author : Aristophanes,David Barrett,Alan H. Sommerstein
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : Collects five comedies from Aristophanes, including "The Birds," in which two Athenians join the birds to build a utopian city....

Aristophanes Four Plays Clouds Birds Lysistrata Women of the Assembly

Aristophanes  Four Plays  Clouds  Birds  Lysistrata  Women of the Assembly
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : Capturing the antic outrageousness and lyrical brilliance of antiquity’s greatest comedies, Aaron Poochigian’s Aristophanes: Four Plays brings these classic dramas to vivid life for a twenty-first century audience. The citizens of ancient Athens enjoyed a freedom of speech as broad as our own. This freedom, parrhesia, the right ...

Two Plays Peace and Lysistrata

Two Plays  Peace and Lysistrata
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1953
  • Total pages : 136
  • ISBN : 0141907010
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Summary : Download or read online Two Plays Peace and Lysistrata written by Aristophanes, published by which was released on 1953. Get Two Plays Peace and Lysistrata Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....