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Oberon Books, 2005 - Drama - 61 pages
Frustrated at the ongoing violence of the civil war, Lysistrata decides that the women of Athens must take matters into their own hands. Against heartfelt resistance, she eventually persuades the entire female population (with a couple of exceptions) that the only way to make peace is to stop making love: they will deny their husbands sex until a treaty has been signed.
Packed with lewd behaviour and brazen humour, Aristophanes' battle of the sexes was astonishingly ahead of its time. In this musical adaptation, Ranjit Bolt brings all the vigorous energy of this ancient sex-strike comedy bang up to date.

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This play is funny! Its about a bunch of women who are pissed about the war, so the decide to withhold sex from their husbands... And this translation, probably faithful to the original feel of the ... Read full review

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First produced in 411 BCE in the midst of the Peloponnesian War, Aristophanes’s raunchy comedy depicts an end to the conflict when the women of both sides, led by the Athenian Lysistrata. Having ... Read full review


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\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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