LYSISTRATA Annotated

LYSISTRATA  Annotated
Author: Aristophanes ARISTOPHANES
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2021-10-17
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798498382982

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Lysistrata is the greatest work by Aristophanes. This blank and rash statement is made that it may be rejected. But first let it be understood that I do not mean it is a better written work than the Birds or the Frogs, or that (to descend to the scale of values that will be naturally imputed to me) it has any more appeal to the collectors of "curious literature" than the Ecclesiazusae or the Thesmophoriazusae. On the mere grounds of taste I can see an at least equally good case made out for the Birds. That brightly plumaged fantasy has an aerial wit and colour all its own.

Lysistrata

Lysistrata
Author: Aristófanes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1970
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:789264940

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Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2003-01-30
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780141907017

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Writing at a time when Athens was undergoing a crisis in its social attitudes, Aristophanes was an eloquent opponent of the demagogue and the sophist. This collection includes Lysistrata, the hilariously bawdy anti-war fantasy; The Acharnians, a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta; and The Clouds, a satire on contemporary philosophy.

Lysistrata

Lysistrata
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: Ivan R. Dee
Total Pages: 67
Release: 1991-08-01
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9781461703501

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Aristophanes' great anti-war drama glorifies the power of fertility in the face of destruction. Mr. Rudall's new translation recaptures the splendid variety of diction in Aristophanes, so that instead of a heavily poetic presentation the play becomes highly theatrical.

Lysistrata The Women s Festival and Frogs

Lysistrata  The Women s Festival  and Frogs
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2012-09-14
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780806185149

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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 liveliness of the original comedies. Now Michael Ewans offers new and lively translations of three of Aristophanes' finest plays: Lysistrata, The Women's Festival, and Frogs. While remaining faithful to the original Greek, these translations are accessible to a modern audience—and actable on stage. Here readers will discover—in all its uncensored glory—the often raw sexual and scatological language Aristophanes used in his fantastically inventive works. This edition also contains all that a reader needs to understand the plays within a broader context. In his comprehensive introduction, Ewans discusses political and social aspects of Aristophanic comedy, the conventions of Greek theater, and the challenges of translating ancient Greek into modern English. In his theatrical commentaries—a unique feature of this edition—Ewans draws on his own experience of directing the plays in a replica of the original theater. In scene-by-scene analysis, he provides insight into the major issues each play raises in performance. The volume concludes with two glossaries—one of proper names and the other of Greek terms—as well as a bibliography that includes the most recent scholarship on Aristophanic comedy.

Women s Work as Political Art

 Women s Work  as Political Art
Author: Lisa Pace Vetter
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0739110632

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This book shows that the metaphor of the quintessentially feminine art of weaving in Homer's Odyssey, Aristophanes' Lysistrata, and Plato's Statesman and Phaedo conveys complex and inclusive teachings about human nature and political life that address the concerns of women more effectively than commonly believed.

Tartuffe

Tartuffe
Author: Molière
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2000-05-24
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780486411170

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This timeless comedy by one of France's greatest playwrights follows the outrageous activities of a penniless scoundrel and religious pretender. Invited to live in his benefactor's house, he wreaks havoc among family members by breaking off the daughter's engagement, attempting to seduce his hostess, and resorting to blackmail and extortion.

Spoken Like a Woman

Spoken Like a Woman
Author: Laura McClure
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1999
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0691017301

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Examining tragedies and comedies by a variety of authors, she illustrates how the dramatic poets exploited speech conventions among both women and men to construct characters and to convey urgent social and political issues."--BOOK JACKET.