πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin UK
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2003-01-30
πŸ“’ Pages : 304
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780141907017
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-04-07
πŸ“’ Pages : 144
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781101157343
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

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


πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007-03-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 236
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780140449693
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : Marrying deft social commentary to a rich, earthy comedy, the three comedies collected in Aristophanes' The Frogs and Other Plays offers a unique insight into one of the most turbulent periods in Ancient Greek history. This Penguin Classics edition is translated by David Barrett with revisions, an introduction and notes by Shomit Dutta. 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 Wasps, in which an old-fashioned father and his loose-living son come to blows and end up in court. And in Women at the Thesmophoria, the famous Greek tragedian Euripides, accused of misogyny, persuades a relative to infiltrate an all-women festival to find out whether revenge is being plotted against him. Shomit Dutta's introduction discusses Aristophanes' life, the cultural context of his work and conventions of Greek comedy. This updated version of David Barrett's translation also includes extensive notes and a preface for each play. Aristophanes (c.445-386 BC) was probably born in Athens. Little is known about his life, but there is a portrait of him in Plato's Symposium. He was twice threatened with prosecution for his outspoken attacks on the prominent politician Cleon, but in 405 he was publicly honoured and crowned for promoting Athenian civic unity in The Frogs. Aristophanes had his first comedy produced when he was about twenty-one, and wrote forty plays in all. The eleven surviving plays of Aristophanes are published in the Penguin Classics series as The Birds and Other Plays, Lysistrata and Other Plays, The Wasps and Other Plays and The Frogs and Other Plays. If you enjoyed The Frogs and Other Plays, you might like Aristophanes' Lysistrata and Other Plays, also available in Penguin Classics.


πŸ“’ Author : Gary K Carey
πŸ“’ Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1983-12-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 84
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780544182622
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Criticism

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harvard Univ Pr
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1972
πŸ“’ Pages : 471
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0674991990
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

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πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1998
πŸ“’ Pages : 297
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0192824082
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : Aristophanes is the only surviving representative of Greek Old Comedy, the exuberant, satirical form of festival drama which flourished during the heyday of classical Athenian culture in the fifth century BC. His plays are characterized by extraordinary combinations of fantasy and satire, sophistication and vulgarity, formality and freedom. Birds is an escapist fantasy in which two dissatisfied Athenians, in defiance of men and gods, bring about a city of birds, the eponymous Cloudcuckooland. In Lysistrata the heroine of the play organizes a sex-strike and the wives of Athens occupy the Akropolis in an attempt to restore peace to the city. The main source of comedy in the Assembly-Women is a similar usurpation of male power as the women attempt to reform Athenian society along utopian-communist lines. Finally, Wealth is Aristophanes' last surviving comedy, in which Ploutos, the god of wealth is cured of his blindness and the remarkable social consequences of his new discrimination are exemplified. This is the first complete verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies to appear for more than twenty-five years and makes freshly available one of the most remarkable comic playwrights in the entire Western tradition, complete with an illuminating introduction including play by play analysis and detailed notes.


πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008-03
πŸ“’ Pages : 108
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781434463043
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : Aristophanes (ca. 456 BC - ca. 386 BC) was a Greek Old Comic dramatist. He is also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy. "Lysistrata" was written during the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta and argues not so much for pacifism as for the idea that the states ought not be fighting one another at this point but combining to rule Greece.


πŸ“’ Author : Emily Klein
πŸ“’ Publisher : Routledge
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-04-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 164
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781135087722
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : American adaptations of Aristophanes’ enduring comedy Lysistrata have used laughter to critique sex, war, and feminism for nearly a century. Unlike almost any other play circulating in contemporary theatres, Lysistrata has outlived its classical origins in 411 BCE and continues to shock and delight audiences to this day. The play’s "make love not war" message and bawdy humor render it endlessly appealing to college campuses, activist groups, and community theatres – so much so that none of Aristophanes’ plays are performed in the West as frequently as Lysistrata. Starting with the play’s first mainstream production in the U.S. in 1930, Emily B. Klein explores the varied iterations of Lysistrata that have graced the American stage, page, and screen since the Great Depression. These include the Federal Theatre’s 1936 Negro Repertory production, the 1955 movie musical The Second Greatest Sex and Spiderwoman Theater’s openly political Lysistrata Numbah!, as well as Douglas Carter Beane’s Broadway musical, Lysistrata Jones, and the international Lysistrata Project protests, which updated the classic in the contemporary context of the Iraq War. Although Aristophanes’ oeuvre has been the subject of much classical scholarship, Lysistrata has received little attention from feminist theatre scholars or performance theorists. In response, this book maps current debates over Lysistrata’s dubious feminist underpinnings and uses performance theory, cultural studies, and gender studies to investigate how new adaptations reveal the socio-political climates of their origins. Emily B. Klein is Assistant Professor of English and Drama at Saint Mary's College of California. Her work has appeared in Women and Performance and Frontiers as well as Political and Protest Theater After 9/11: Patriotic Dissent (Routledge, 2012).


πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher : Digireads.Com
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 102
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1420947648
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : Along with Sophocles and Euripides, Aristophanes is considered one of the three great Greek playwrights. Only eleven of his nearly forty plays survive in their entirety to this day. "The Frogs and Other Plays" includes the titular play along "The Wasps" and "The Thesmophoriazusae." Produced the year after the death of Euripides, "The Frogs" laments the decay of Greek tragedy which Aristophanes attributed to that writer. It is an admirable example of the brilliance of his style, and of that mingling of wit and poetry with rollicking humor and keen satirical point which is his chief characteristic. Here, as elsewhere, he stands for tradition against innovation of all kinds, whether in politics, religion, or art. In "The Wasps" Aristophanes pokes satirical fun at the demagogue Cleon and the Athenian law courts that provide Cleon with his power. "The Thesmophoriazusae" is concerned with the schemes of a group of women at the Thesmophoria, an annual fertility celebration dedicated to Demeter, who angered by Euripides portrayal of women in his plays as mad, murderous, and sexually depraved, plan to exact revenge upon him.


πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher : Focus Pub R Pullins & Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1997-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 235
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0941051587
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : This translated compilation by noted scholar and translator Jeffrey Henderson, collects three of Aristophanes' greatest and most popular plays: Acharnians, Clouds, and Lysistrata. Complete with introductions and notes, this single volume collection is sure to be a valuable addition to any classroom or collection. The Focus Classical Library is dedicated to providing modern students with the best of Classical literature in contemporary translations with notes and introductions to provide access to contemporary thought.