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Lysistrata: A New Adaptation of Aristophanes' Comedy
     

Lysistrata: A New Adaptation of Aristophanes' Comedy

by J. A. Ball
 
"What if they stopped a war because nobody came?" The first make-love-not-war play ever written, Lysistrata is a bawdy comedy about the War Between the Sexes set against the tragedy of a civil war. Ball and Chemers have created a new version of the play that brings out the erotic playfulness of the original while expanding on Aristophanes' unsparing dissection of

Overview

"What if they stopped a war because nobody came?" The first make-love-not-war play ever written, Lysistrata is a bawdy comedy about the War Between the Sexes set against the tragedy of a civil war. Ball and Chemers have created a new version of the play that brings out the erotic playfulness of the original while expanding on Aristophanes' unsparing dissection of militarism. Complete with important notes and historical commentary by Brian Johnston, Lysistrata reminds us that the most powerful weapon against war may be hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887484902
Publisher:
Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Series:
Carnegie Mellon Drama Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

J.A. BALL teaches dramatic literature at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. He lives in Pittsburgh with his hound, Miss Hallie.

MICHAEL M. CHEMERS teaches dramatic literature at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Farhana, and son, Zain.

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