Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2003-01-30
ISBN 10: 0141907010
ISBN 13: 9780141907017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lysistrata and Other Plays Book Review:

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

Lysistrata
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-04-07
ISBN 10: 1101157348
ISBN 13: 9781101157343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lysistrata Book Review:

In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war.

Frogs and Other Plays

Frogs and Other Plays
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN 10: 0141935774
ISBN 13: 9780141935775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frogs and Other Plays Book Review:

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.

Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 241
Release: 19??
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:881157823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lysistrata

Lysistrata
Author: Aristophanes,Alan H. Sommerstein
Publsiher: Classical Texts
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780856684586
ISBN 13: 0856684589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lysistrata Book Review:

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).

The Birds and Other Plays

The Birds and Other Plays
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2008-09-27
ISBN 10: 1427073252
ISBN 13: 9781427073259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Birds and Other Plays Book Review:

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Acharnians

Acharnians
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: Focus
Total Pages: 235
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015049529905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acharnians Book Review:

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.

Lysistrata and Other Works of Aristophanes

Lysistrata and Other Works of Aristophanes
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2009-04
ISBN 10: 9780559131936
ISBN 13: 0559131933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lysistrata and Other Works of Aristophanes Book Review:

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Lysistrata

Lysistrata
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2011-12-14
ISBN 10: 1585104728
ISBN 13: 9781585104727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lysistrata Book Review:

This English translation of Aristophanes’ most popular comedy will appeal to the modern reader because of its lively and imaginative plot, memorable heroine, good jokes, and appeal for peace and tolerance between nations and between the sexes. This edition includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, notes, and a map. The Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture and the roots of contemporary thought.

Complete Plays of Aristophanes

Complete Plays of Aristophanes
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: Bantam Classics
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2006-05-30
ISBN 10: 9780553902594
ISBN 13: 0553902598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Plays of Aristophanes Book Review:

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. From the Paperback edition.

Looking at Lysistrata

Looking at Lysistrata
Author: N.A
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 1472519965
ISBN 13: 9781472519962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking at Lysistrata Book Review:

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 and Women (Routledge Revivals)

Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals)
Author: Lauren K. Taaffe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1317700155
ISBN 13: 9781317700159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals) Book Review:

Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider much more closely the conditions of the plays’ ancient productions when evaluating their ostensible themes. Three plays are focused upon: Lysistrata, Thesmophoriazusae, and Ecclesiazusae. All seem to speak quite eloquently to contemporary concerns about women’s rights, the value of women’s work, and the relationships between women and war, literary representation and politics. On the one hand, Professor Taaffe tries to retrieve what an ancient Athenian audience may have l appreciated about these plays and what their central theses may have meant within that culture. On the other hand, Aristophanes is discussed from the perspective of a late twentieth-century, specifically female, reader.

Aristophanes

Aristophanes
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: Wildside Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781434456519
ISBN 13: 143445651X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristophanes Book Review:

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.

Lysistrata and Other Works of Aristophanes

Lysistrata and Other Works of Aristophanes
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: Pinnacle Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2017-05-26
ISBN 10: 9781375015578
ISBN 13: 1375015575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lysistrata and Other Works of Aristophanes Book Review:

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Three Plays by Aristophanes

Three Plays by Aristophanes
Author: Jeffrey Henderson,William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature Jeffrey Henderson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN 10: 1135173761
ISBN 13: 9781135173760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Plays by Aristophanes Book Review:

These three plays by the great comic playwright Aristophanes (c. 446-386 BCE), the well-known Lysistrata, and the less familiar Women at the Thesmophoria and Assemblywomen, are the earliest surviving portrayals of contemporary women in the European literary tradition. These plays provide a unique glimpse of women not only in their familiar domestic roles but also in relation to household and city, religion and government, war and peace, theater and festival, and, of course, to men. This freshly revised edition presents, for the first time in a single volume, all three plays in faithful modern translations that preserve intact Aristophanes’ blunt and often obscene language, sparkling satire, political provocation, and beguiling fantasy. Alongside the translations are ample introductions and notes covering the politically engaged genre of Aristophanic comedy in general and issues of sex and gender in particular, which have been fully updated since the first edition in light of recent scholarship. An appendix contains fragments of lost plays of Aristophanes that also featured women, and an up-to-date bibliography provides guidance for further exploration. In addition to their timeless humor and biting satire, the plays are unique and invaluable documents in the history of western sexuality and gender, and they offer strikingly prescient speculations about the social and political future of the female sex.

Four Plays

Four Plays
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 0698196384
ISBN 13: 9780698196384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Plays Book Review:

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.

Four Plays of Aristophanes

Four Plays of Aristophanes
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 311
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106008144021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Acharnians of Aristophanes

The Acharnians of Aristophanes
Author: Aristophanes
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 121
Release: 1876
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C038331964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Greek Plays (Large Print 16pt)

The Greek Plays (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Ellen McLaughlin
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 1458781305
ISBN 13: 9781458781307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greek Plays (Large Print 16pt) Book Review:

This chilling passage is from Ellen McLaughlin's new adaptation of The Persians by Aeschylus, the earliest surviving play in Western literature, an elegy for a fallen civi-lization and a warning to its new conqueror. As Margo Jefferson wrote in the New York Times, ''the play is a true classic: we see the present and the future right there, inside the past. And when writers give us a 'new version' (a translation or adaptation) of a classic, they both serve and use it. They serve the playwright's gifts by refusing to simplify. But they can't just imitate. Every age has its own rhythms and drives. The classic must make us feel the new acutely. Ellen McLaughlin serves and uses The Persians with true power and grace.''

Talking about Laughter

Talking about Laughter
Author: Alan H. Sommerstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0199554196
ISBN 13: 9780199554195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking about Laughter Book Review:

Fourteen studies, including some previously unpublished, by Alan Sommerstein on Aristophanes and his fellow dramatists. Each chapter deals with its own topic, but between them they build up a multifaceted picture of the dramatist, the genre, and its interactions with the society of classical Athens.