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Lysistrata

Lysistrata
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-11-01
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 1625580592
  • 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 : Digireads.Com
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781420947588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

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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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.

Birds. Lysistrata. Thesmophoriazusai. Frogs. Ecclesiazusai. Ploutos

Birds. Lysistrata. Thesmophoriazusai. Frogs. Ecclesiazusai. Ploutos
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata, 2411 A.D.

Lysistrata, 2411 A.D.
A Book

by Donald Coates,Dale Calandra

  • Publisher : GuildAmerica Books
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"In a world just emerging from nuclear holocaust, two things have proven indestructible: man's lust for battle and late-twentieth century pop culture--from Kurt Weill to Ralph Kramden. With Lysistrata's first rousing plea for peace, the script crackles with double entendres, fractured film dialogue and schtick borrowed from burlesque. To the rhythms of rap, gospel, rockabilly, and more, cast and chorus writhe and wail in exquisite sexual frustration until they find harmony in a boisterous climax. Every classic should be handled with as much irreverence and imagination as Lysistrata, 2411 A.D."--Book jacket.

Birds ; Lysistrata ; Assembly-women ; Wealth

Birds ; Lysistrata ; Assembly-women ; Wealth
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies offers one of the world's great comic dramatists in a form which is both historically faithful and theatrically vigorous. Aristophanes' plays were produced for the festival theatre of classical Athens in the fifth century BC and remarkably encompass the whole gamut of humor, from brilliantly inventive fantasy to obscene vulgarity. There is a substantial general introduction to the author and introductory essays for each of the plays, as well as full explanatory notes and an index of names.

Aristophanes' Lysistrata

Aristophanes' Lysistrata
A Book

by J. Hilton Turner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two Plays: Peace and Lysistrata

Two Plays: Peace and Lysistrata
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by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1953
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Aristophanis Comoediae: The Lysistrata. The Thesmophoriazusae

Aristophanis Comoediae: The Lysistrata. The Thesmophoriazusae
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1911
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata

Lysistrata
Comedy in Four Acts

by Maurice Donnay

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1919
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Aristophanes: Lysistrata. The womwn at the mysteries. The frog. The women's parliament. The Plutus

Aristophanes: Lysistrata. The womwn at the mysteries. The frog. The women's parliament. The Plutus
A Book

by Aristophanes,Arthur Sanders Way

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1934
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata

Lysistrata
A Book

by Ranjit Bolt

  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release : 2005-12-15
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1849439699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace — a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes. The play is notable for being an early exposé of sexual relations in a male-dominated society. The dramatic structure represents a shift away from the conventions of Old Comedy, a trend typical of the author's career. It was produced in the same year as Thesmophoriazusae, another play with a focus on gender-based issues, just two years after Athens' catastrophic defeat in the Sicilian Expedition. This is a new translation by Ranjit Bolt.

Lysistrata (Amazonclassics Edition)

Lysistrata (Amazonclassics Edition)
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : AmazonClassics
  • Release : 2018-03-27
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9781503901551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Peloponnesian War seems to have no end, and one woman has had enough. Lysistrata, the outspoken, practical-minded heroine of Aristophanes's comedic masterpiece, crafts a plan to end the conflict once and for all with a surefire means to unity: she implores all the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges until a peace treaty is signed. What begins as a sworn oath becomes a movement that tests both sides and could change the course of history. Aristophanes's irresistibly bawdy play is both a timeless antiwar set piece and an insightful comedy that is as fresh and poignant as ever. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: Previously published as Lysistrata, this edition of Lysistrata (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Aristophanes Lysistrata

Aristophanes Lysistrata
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first new edition in almost sixty years, this volume of Aristophanes' Lysistrata brings the play completely up to date with modern scholarship, providing the first complete account of its history and containing new information about the comic theater and its social and political context. Lysistrata not only brims with topical references to social life, religion, and politics in classical Athens; it is also one of our best sources for information on the life of women in antiquity, offering a unique glimpse of their everyday life.

Aristophanes: Lysistrata with Commentary

Aristophanes: Lysistrata with Commentary
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2010-06-29
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781453670477
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace, a strategy however that inflames the battle between the sexes. The play is notable for its exposé of sexual relations in a male-dominated society and for its use of both double entendre and explicit obscenities. The dramatic structure represents a shift away from the conventions of Old Comedy, a trend typical of the author's career. It was produced in the same year as Thesmophoriazusae, another play with a focus on gender-based issues, just two years after Athens' catastrophic defeat in the Sicilian Expedition.

Aristophanoys Lysistrath

Aristophanoys Lysistrath
A Book

by Aristophanes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1911
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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