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


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


Lysistrata

Lysistrata

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


The Birds And Other Plays

The Birds And Other Plays

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Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Author : Aristophanes
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2008-09-27
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9781427073259


The Birds And Other Plays

The Birds And Other Plays

The plays in this volume all contain Aristophanes' trademark bawdy comedy and dazzling verbal agility. In THE BIRDS, two frustrated Athenians join the birds to build the utopian city of 'Much Cuckoo in the Clouds'. THE KNIGHTS is a venomous satire on Cleon, a prominent Athenian demagogue, while THE ASSEMBLY WOMEN deals with the battle of the sexes as the women of Athens infiltrate the all-male Assembly in disguise. The lengthy conflict with Sparta is the subject of PEACE, inspired by the hope of a settlement in 421 BC, and WEALTH reflects on the economic catastrophe that hit Athens after the war.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Aristophanes
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2003-09-25
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780141913223


Classical Comedy

Classical Comedy

From the fifth to the second century BC, innovative comedy drama flourished in Greece and Rome. This collection brings together the greatest works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes' bold, imaginative Birds, and Menander's The Girl from Samos, which explores popular contemporary themes of mistaken identity and sexual misbehaviour; and two later Roman comic plays: Plautus' The Brothers Menaechmus - the original comedy of errors - and Terence's bawdy yet sophisticated double love-plot, The Eunuch. Together, these four plays demonstrate the development of Classical comedy, celebrating its richness, variety and extraordinary legacy to modern drama.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Aristophanes
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2006-09-28
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780141959481


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


Aristophanes

Aristophanes

This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works-featuring Clouds, Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), and Frogs-combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy. Including expansive introductions to each play, as well as detailed explanatory notes and an illuminating appendix, this volume presents freshinterpretations of three key works from one of the most original playwrights in the entire Western tradition.

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Author : Aristophanes
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2016-11-10
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 0192824090


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 Plays 1

Aristophanes Plays 1

Reissue of Aristophanes' most famous plays in the Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists series Aristophanes was a unique writer for the comic stage as well as one of the most revealing about the society for which he wrote.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Aristophanes,
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-12-04
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 9781472503947