Lysistrata And Other Plays

Lysistrata

Lysistrata

Aristophanes' play, Lysistrata, takes place toward the end of the Peloponnesian War and centers on the lives of the soldiers' wives. One woman, Lysistrata, under the impression that a man's libido is ultimately his driving force in life, comes up with an interesting peace solution: to deny their husbands sexual relations until they can settle on a peace agreement that will end the war. However, Lysistrata's strategy effectively creates even more war than before as the sexes begin to feud with each other. Aristophanes' play is both comic and poignant as it reveals the relationship between men and women in classical Athens society.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Aristophanes
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-11-01
Total Pages : 36 Pages
ISBN : 9781625580597


Lysistrata And Other Plays

Lysistrata And Other Plays

Greek playwright Aristophanes spins wonderful stories combining politics, satire, and classic Greek gods in this collection of "Lysistrata and Other Plays." "Lysistrata" focuses on the women of Greece whose husbands leave for the Peloponnesian War. The women do not care about the war as much as they care about missing their husbands; Lysistrata also insists that men rarely listen to women's reasoning and exclude their opinions on matters of the state. In retaliation, the women of Greece organize a strike, refusing to give their husbands sex until both sides agree to cease fighting. What makes the play tongue-in-cheek is that the men become more upset with their wives than they do with their enemies of war. It was also notable due to its positive portrayal of a woman's rationality in a male-dominated society. Its comedic portrayal of the dumbfounded men has made it a favorite of theatre lovers for years. The other plays, "The Clouds" and "The Acharnians," are both remembered for their absurd humor and their importance to the Greek theatre. Aristophanes' intelligence and wit is present in all of his works, and the plays contained in "Lysistrata and Other Plays" will captivate and entertain readers for many more years to come.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Aristophanes
Publisher : Digireads.Com
Release : 2013-01-01
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 1420947583


Lysistrata And Other Plays

Lysistrata And Other Plays

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Author : Aristophanes
Publisher : Digireads.com Publishing
Release : 19??
Total Pages : 241 Pages
ISBN : 1420947591


Frogs And Other Plays

Frogs And Other Plays

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.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Aristophanes
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2007-03-01
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780141935775


Lysistrata

Lysistrata

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Author : Aristófanes
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Release : 1970
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:789264940


Lysistrata And Other Plays

Lysistrata And Other Plays

Greek playwright, Aristophanes, lived during the 5th and 4th century BC and is considered one of the principal authors of the Greek classical period. Of the nearly thirty plays he wrote during his career, eleven are extant. Amongst the most famous of these is "Lysistrata," a comedy which focuses on the women of Greece whose husbands have left for the Peloponnesian War. The women do not care about the conflict as much as they care about missing their husbands. Its titular character, Lysistrata, insists that men rarely listen to women's reasoning and exclude their opinions on matters of state. In retaliation she convinces the women of Greece to organize a strike, refusing to have sex with their husbands until both sides agree to cease fighting. The irony of this is that the men become more upset with their wives than they do with their enemies of war. Notable for its positive portrayal of women's rationality in a male-dominated society, "Lysistrata" stands as one the most popular and frequently performed plays from classical antiquity. Also included in this collection are two additional Aristophanes plays, "The Acharnians" and "The Clouds." This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and is translated with annotations by the Athenian Society.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Aristophanes
Publisher : Digireads.com
Release : 2018-09-17
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN : 1420958690


Lysistrata And Other Plays

Lysistrata And Other Plays

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Author : Aristophanes
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Release : 19??
Total Pages : 241 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:881157823


Complete Plays Of Aristophanes

Complete Plays Of Aristophanes

A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed conflict, and departure from tradition, Aristophanes' comic genius influenced the political and social order of his own fifth-century Athens. But as Moses Hadas writes in his introduction to this volume, 'His true claim upon our attention is as the most brilliant and artistic and thoughtful wit our world has known.' Includes The Acharnians, The Birds, The Clouds, Ecclesiazusae, The Frogs, The Knights, Lysistrata, Peace, Plutus, Thesmophoriazusae, and The Wasps.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Aristophanes
Publisher : Bantam Classics
Release : 2006-05-30
Total Pages : 592 Pages
ISBN : 9780553902594


Aristophanes I The Acharnians Ii The Knights Iii The Clouds

Aristophanes I The Acharnians Ii The Knights Iii The Clouds

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Author : Aristophanes
Publisher :
Release : 1898
Total Pages : 476 Pages
ISBN : UCAL:$B62315


Aristophanes Four Plays Clouds Birds Lysistrata Women Of The Assembly

Aristophanes Four Plays Clouds Birds Lysistrata Women Of The Assembly

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 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, 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 four of Aristophanes’s most entertaining, wickedly crude, and frequently beautiful lyric comedies—the pinnacle of his comic art: · Clouds, a play famous for its caricature of antiquity’s greatest philosopher, Socrates; · Lysistrata, in which a woman convinces her female compatriots to withhold sex from their warmongering lovers unless they negotiate peace; · Birds, in which feathered creatures build a great city and become like gods; · and Women of the Assembly, Aristophones’s most revolutionary play, which inverts the norms of gender and power. Poochigian’s new rendering of these comic masterpieces finally gives contemporary readers a sense of the subversive pleasure Aristophones’s original audiences felt when they were first performed on the Athenian stage.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Aristophanes
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2021-02-16
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781631496332