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Lysistrata, the Women's Festival, and Frogs

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ISBN-10: 0806141514

ISBN-13: 9780806141510

Edition: 2011

Authors: Aristophanes, Michael Ewans

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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 Many English translations of the plays were written decades ago, and in their outdated language they fail to capture the dramatic liveliness of the original comedies.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 Womens Festival, and Frogs. While remaining faithful to the original Greek, these translations are accessible to a modern audienceand actable on stage.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 1/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Chronology of Aristophanes' Life and Times
The Festivals of Dionysus
Aristophanic Comedy
Aristophanes and the Athenians
Women in Aristophanes
Aristophanes and Euripides
Comedy and Politics
The Women's Festival
Note on the Presentation of the Translations
The Women's Festival
Theatrical Commentary
The Women's Festival
Recommended Cuts
A Reconstruction of Aristophanes' Original Doublings
Glossary of Proper Names
Glossary of Greek Words