The acknowledged master of Greek comedy, Aristophanes brilliantly combines serious political satire with bawdiness, pyrotechnical bombast with delicate lyrics. This volumes features his four most celebrated masterpieces: THE CLOUDS, THE BIRDS, LYSISTRATA, and THE FROGS. Three of the leading translators of the 20th century--William Arrowsmith, Richmond Lattimore, and Douglas Parker--have created versions of the comedies that are at once contemporary, historically accurate, and funny. Also included are introductions to each play that describe the historical and literary background of the work.
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Review: Four Plays: The Clouds/The Birds/Lysistrata/The FrogsUser Review - Blue Mountains Library - Goodreads
Three different translators have brought these ancient Greek plays into language modern enough for us to easily grasp their meaning. Lysistrata is probably the most popular: who can resist a storyline ... Read full review
Review: Four Plays: The Clouds/The Birds/Lysistrata/The FrogsUser Review - Ryan McArthur - Goodreads
I saw a group (a home theatre group?) perform the Frogs in a back garden one summer. It was really funny. I've seem Lysistrata as well, that was damn good too. I like Aristophanes. So many levels in ... Read full review