LYSISTRATA: This next part, I am going to address to you, Spartans. Do you remember how you came to us and asked for aid after your earthquake, and how we sent an army of men to assist you in your time of crisis?

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Theater 61 Press

ISBN: 9780977019724

Category: Drama

Page: 110

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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

Synopsis Act ) a ' s the play begins , Lysistrata , who may be played by a Black soprano , is waiting for women to show up to a meeting she has called , When they arrive , Lysistrata tells them of the horrors of the war and of the need ...

Author: Robert Fink

Publisher: Robert Martin Fink

ISBN: 0912424079

Category: Operas

Page: 242

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Wait a moment, Lysistrata. I can begin to make them out. There, in the lead, is Lampito of Sparta.” “I am glad to hear it. Since Sparta is our strongest foe in this war, it is certainly a good omen that she is also leading the ...

Author: Fletcher Flora

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440539046

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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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 What do you think? We'll run the economy. BUREAUCRAT YOM Will? LYSISTRATA Is that so strange? Don't we run your household finances for you? BUREAUCRAT That is not the same. LYSISTRATA Why not? BUREAUCRAT We need the money for ...

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806185149

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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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

And why do you summon us, dear Lysistrata? What is it all about? LYSISTRATA. About a big affair.[391] CALONICÉ. And is it thick too? LYSISTRATA. Yes indeed, both big and great. CALONICÉ. And we are not all on the spot! LYSISTRATA.

Author: Aristophanes Aristophanes

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783749430192

Category: Fiction

Page: 333

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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

500 : LYSISTRATA Ah, but you shouldn't be at war. MAGISTRATE : How else can we keep the City safe? LYSISTRATA : We'll see it's kept safe. MAGISTRATE : You!!! LYSISTRATA : Us. MAGISTRATE: This is intolerable! LYSISTRATA : We're going to ...

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141907017

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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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.

Aristophanes Birds Lysistrata Women at the Thesmophoria

LYSISTRATA You're an absolute dear , and the only real woman here ! CALONICE Well , what if we did abstain from , uh , what you say , which heaven forbid : would peace be likelier to come on that account ? LYSISTRATA Absolutely , by the ...

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674995872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 618

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Offers plays by one of the world's greatest comic dramatists in a bilingual edition.

Lysistrata the War Libretto

LYSISTRATA : " All alone , all alone at night ! " CALONIKE : " All alone " ? LYSISTRATA : " All alone " !! ALL : " All alone at night . " LYSISTRATA : " I will be dressed in silk to inspire my love with intense desire ; " WOMEN : " I ...


Publisher: Robert Martin Fink




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The Lysistrata of Aristophanes

LYSISTRATA: Why? MAGISTRATE: Because this money's needed to run the war. LYSISTRATA: But we do not need the war. MAGISTRATE: Without it we face defeat and ruination. LYSISTRATA: We will save you. MAGISTRATE: You will save us?

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Immediate Arts

ISBN: 9780951908631

Category: Greece

Page: 74

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Looking at Lysistrata

When some expert cross-dressing male actor first donned the mask and costume of Lysistrata in 411 BC, he was making theatre history. This was by far the most important female role that Aristophanes had so far composed, whether measured ...


Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472519955

Category: Drama

Page: 168

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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.