Methuen Drama, Mar 14, 1994 - Drama - 226 pages
An essential book for students of Greek drama and literature: Aristophanes is widely regarded as one of Ancient Greece's foremost satirists - offering students of the period a unique insight into the world of Athens and its theatre Written in the century following the defeat of Athens by the Spartans in the Peloponnesian War, these four plays signal a change of emphasis in stage comedy more appropriate to the new world order of the fourth century BC. Women in Power and Wealth complete the cycle of Aristophanes' extant plays begun in Aristophanes Plays: One and Two, translated by Kenneth McLeish and J Michael Walton. These editions provide full introductions; discussing the plays and placing them in their political and social context. Aristophanes was a unique writer for the comic stage as well as one of the most revealing about the society for which he wrote.
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Aeschylus alazon alright Aristophanes Asklepios Athenian Athens audience baby bastard BLEPSIDEMOS BLEPYROS CHAEREAS characters CHORAL INTERLUDE CHORUS CHREMES CHREMYLOS Chrysis CITIZEN cloak clothes comedy comic COOK d'you mean dance DAOS darling daughter dear DEMEAS door Enter SOSTRATOS EPIGENES Euripides everything Exeunt eyes father fetch GETAS girl give God's sake gods GORGIAS hand happened Heavens hell HERMES inside KALLIPPIDES KARION KNEMON knock late plays listen lives look Lysistrata Malcontent marry Menander Menander's MOSCHION mother Myrrhine never nice OLD WOMAN phanes PHEIDOLOS Plangon Plautus playwright POLICEMAN political POVERTY PRAXAGORA PYRRHIAS quick ready round sacrifice scene SECOND HAG SECOND WOMAN shouting SIKON SIMICHE slave someone Sophocles talking tarantara tell thanks theatre There's thing THIRD HAG THIRD WOMAN told TOWN CRIERESS wait Wealth wedding Who's wife Woman from Samos Women in Power young Zeus