Looking at Lysistrata: Eight Essays and a New Version of Aristophanes' Provocative Comedy

Looking at Lysistrata: Eight Essays and a New Version of Aristophanes' Provocative Comedy

David Stuttard


In Aristophanes' "Lysistrata" the ladies of Athens, bored stiff with the conflict opposed to Sparta, move on a intercourse strike and barricade themselves into the acropolis to cajole their husbands to vote opposed to the struggle. it's the in general played of all Aristophanes' comedies. it's also, probably, the main misunderstood. This number of essays by way of 8 top lecturers, written for sixth-form scholars and most of the people alike, units the play firmly in its old and social context, whereas exploring Aristophanes' objective in writing it and contemplating the responses of contemporary audiences and administrators. the gathering has been assembled and edited by means of David Stuttard, whose full of life new appearing model of the play is incorporated during this quantity. individuals: Alan Beale; Edith corridor; Lorna Hardwick; James Morwood; Martin Revermann; James Robson; Alan H. Sommerstein; Michael Walton.

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