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 : Oberon Books Limited
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005
πŸ“’ Pages : 61
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015063301009
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : Aristophanes is astonishingly ahead of his time in this, probably his greatest and most enduring comedy.


πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher : Courier Corporation
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1994-10-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 54
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0486282252
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : This classic comedy β€” from the 5th century BC β€” concerns the vow of Greek women to withhold sex from their husbands until the men agree to end the disastrous wars between Athens and Sparta. An exuberant battle of the sexes with underlying anti-war theme.


πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1916
πŸ“’ Pages : 46
πŸ“’ ISBN : NWU:35556023394745
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Lysistrata (Fictitious character)

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πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher : Hackett Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2003
πŸ“’ Pages : 126
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0872206033
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Criticism

SYNOPSIS : 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.


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πŸ“’ Publisher : A&C Black
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-11-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 168
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781472519962
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Ranjit Bolt
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oberon Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005-12-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 88
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781849439695
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : 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 β€” a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes. The play is notable for being an early exposΓ© 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Aristophanes
πŸ“’ Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-09-14
πŸ“’ Pages : 352
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780806185149
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : 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 audienceβ€”and actable on stage. Here readers will discoverβ€”in all its uncensored gloryβ€”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 commentariesβ€”a unique feature of this editionβ€”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 glossariesβ€”one of proper names and the other of Greek termsβ€”as well as a bibliography that includes the most recent scholarship on Aristophanic comedy.


πŸ“’ Author : Germaine Greer
πŸ“’ Publisher : Aurora Metro Pubns
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2000-09-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 96
πŸ“’ ISBN : UCSC:32106011335962
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Drama

SYNOPSIS : The ancient world is gripped by a long and futile war. While the men of Athens fight in a foreign land, the women of Athens can take no more. In secret, they meet with the enemy women and form a pact. The battle moves into the bedroom. No sex for the men - unless the women get Peace.


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.