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Lysistrata


Lysistrata
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781625580597
  • 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
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : Digireads.Com
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • ISBN : 1420947583
  • 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.

Looking at Lysistrata


Looking at Lysistrata
  • Author :
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781472519962
  • 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
  • Author : Aristófanes
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1970
  • ISBN : OCLC:789264940
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lysistrata Amazonclassics Edition


Lysistrata  Amazonclassics Edition
  • Author : Aristophanes
  • Publisher : AmazonClassics
  • Release : 2018-03-27
  • ISBN : 1503901556
  • 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.