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Looking at Lysistrata

Looking at Lysistrata
Eight Essays and a New Version of Aristophanes' Provocative Comedy

by Anonim

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-11-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1472519965
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Lysistrata

Lysistrata
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9780872206038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aristophanes helped shape comedy ... despite their often fantasical premises, were fairly consistently concerned with contemporary politics and social institutions. ... mildly aristocratic ... patriotic ... suspicious of social innovation ... sympathetic to the struggles of the common people ... unrestrained in insult ... exuberantly bawdy.

Lysistrata

Lysistrata
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : ePenguin
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Lysistrata and The Archarnians, politics as usual takes a backseat to the machinations of, respectively, a group of women and a single peasant, while The clouds takes satiric aim at the philosophers of Athens.

Lysistrata

Lysistrata
A Book

by Aristophanes,Edward Einhorn

  • Publisher : Theater 61 Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 0977019721
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Playwright Einhorn, known for his comic absurdist plays, translates the ancient Greek humor for a modern audience. Complete with essays, selected sheet music, and a second version of the play for inventive directors, this newest adaptation focuses on war, sex, and, most of all, laughter. (Plays/Drama)

Lysistrata and the War

Lysistrata and the War
A Comic Opera, Based on the Play by Aristophanes, Rewritten and a New Ending Added, Being a Commentary on Modern Times

by Robert Fink

  • Publisher : Robert Martin Fink
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780912424071
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata

Lysistrata
A Book

by Aristophanes Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781515429104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aristóphanês' Lysístrata

Aristóphanês' Lysístrata
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by Aristophanes,Jeffrey Henderson

  • Publisher : Focus
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN : 9780941051026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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English translation of Aristophanes' most popular comedy, with a lively, imaginative plot, memorable heroine, and appeal for peace and tolerance between nations and between the sexes. Includes helpful notes and an introductory essay on Aristophanes, the history of the play and its production, a bibliography and suggestions for further reading.

Lysistrata

Lysistrata
A Book

by Fletcher Flora

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-12-31
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1440539049
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata paced relentlessly in the garden, nervously plucking at leaves. It had been seven months since she had seen her husband, Lycon - since he had left her to go off to war. Seven months of lonely days and empty nights - of aching heart and throbbing loins. Seven months of longing. But now a strange smile played around her lips. Tonight he was coming home . . .

Lysistrata, The Women's Festival, and Frogs

Lysistrata, The Women's Festival, and Frogs
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2012-09-14
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0806185147
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The knights - The Acharnians - Peace - Lysistrata - The clouds.

The knights - The Acharnians - Peace - Lysistrata - The clouds.
A Book

by Aristophanes Aristophanes

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2019-03-11
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 3749430195
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perhaps the first thing to strike us-paradoxical as it may sound to say so-about the Athenian 'Old Comedy' is its modernness. Of its very nature, satiric drama comes later than Epic and Lyric poetry, Tragedy or History; Aristophanes follows Homer and Simonides, Sophocles and Thucydides. Of its essence, it is free from many of the conventions and restraining influences of earlier forms of literature, and enjoys much of the liberty of choice of subject and licence of method that marks present day conditions of literary production both on and off the stage. Its very existence presupposes a fuller and bolder intellectual life, a more advanced and complex city civilization, a keener taste and livelier faculty of comprehension in the people who appreciate it, than could anywhere be found at an earlier epoch. Speaking broadly and generally, the Aristophanic drama has more in common with modern ways of looking at things, more in common with the conditions of the modern stage, especially in certain directions-burlesque, extravaganza, musical farce, and even 'pantomime,' than with the earlier and graver products of the Greek mind.

Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2003-01-30
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0141907010
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 & the War -- Libretto

Lysistrata & the War -- Libretto
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Robert Martin Fink
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looking at Lysistrata

Looking at Lysistrata
Eight Essays and a New Version of Aristophanes' Provocative Comedy

by Anonim

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-11-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1472519957
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

A Study Guide for Aristophanes's "Lysistrata"

A Study Guide for Aristophanes's 'Lysistrata'
A Book

by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 21
  • ISBN : 1410351742
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for Aristophanes's "Lysistrata," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Aristophanes: Birds. Lysistrata. Women at the Thesmophoria

Aristophanes: Birds. Lysistrata. Women at the Thesmophoria
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 618
  • ISBN : 9780674995871
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers plays by one of the world's greatest comic dramatists in a bilingual edition.

CliffsNotes on Aristophanes' Lysistrata & Other Comedies

CliffsNotes on Aristophanes' Lysistrata & Other Comedies
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by Gary K Carey,James L Roberts

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 1983-12-15
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 0544182626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works.

Aristophanes: Four Plays: Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the Assembly

Aristophanes: Four Plays: Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the Assembly
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 2021-02-16
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1631496336
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Lysistrata, or, women for peace!

Lysistrata, or, women for peace!
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1291499865
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Peace. The Lysistrata. The Acharnians. The Wasps. The Thesmophoriâzusae. The female haranguers; or, Women in council assembled. Appendix

The Peace. The Lysistrata. The Acharnians. The Wasps. The Thesmophoriâzusae. The female haranguers; or, Women in council assembled. Appendix
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1837
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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