Lysistrata

Lysistrata

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Overview

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

This rollicking new translation of Aristophanes' comic masterpiece is rendered in blank verse for dialogue and in lyric meters and free verse for the songs. Appended commentary essays-on ancient warfare, classical Greek rationalism, Athenian women, Athenian democracy and the Athenian festivals-offer lively and informative discussions not only of Aristophanes, but of the broader fifth-century social, political, and cultural context as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780929587578
Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date: 08/25/1991
Series: Plays for Performance Series
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Born in Manchester in 1959, Ranjit Bolt was educated at Perse School and at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked as an investment analyst and advisor for eight years, before concentrating on theatre translation from the end of 1990. Ranjit Bolt's acclaimed translations for the theatre include works by Molière, Seneca, Sophocles, Corneille, Beaumarchais, Brecht, Goldoni and Zorilla.

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Lysistrata 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
TLUProf More than 1 year ago
Free is pretty worthless if you can't read bad OCR text and/or French. This was useless to me. If you ask me, Google needs to get some better text recognition software--I doubt even a native French speaker could make much sense of this mess.
Squish_K More than 1 year ago
don't bother downloading unless you wish to read this in French.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This play is absolutely fantastic! It uses comedy ingeniously to get across an important point. I was busting out the entire time i was reading it. Origionally it was for a class but i bought it as soon as i got home! Definitely a great peice of classic literature that everyone should read
BookReviewersClub More than 1 year ago
Dean Goranites of the BookReviewersClub reviewed the book "Lysistrata." This book tells the story of a woman named Lysistrata during the Peloponnesian War. Because she was tired of waiting for her husband to return from war along with all the other women in her village, and because she was getting too old to have children, Lysistrata came up with an idea to end the war. She brought all the women together and held a conference. At the conference, the women decided that in order to stop the war, they would withhold sex from their men. So, they locked themselves up in the Acropolis and told their men that they would get nothing until the war was over. Because of that, the book was great fun. There seems to be a lot of debate on whether this is a feminist book or not. Still, Dean highly recommends reading it. To quote, "It's amazing." All in all, he gave this book 5 stars.
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