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Plays II : Wasps, Clouds, Birds, Festival Time, Frogs (93 Edition)

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Reissue of Aristophanes' most famous plays in the Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists series

Aristophanes is the oldest comedic writer in Western literature. Although only eleven of the some forty plays he wrote survive, his unique blend of slapstick, fantasy, bawy and political satire provide us with a vivid picture of the ancient Athenians - their social mores, their beliefs and their exuberant sense of occasion. Wasps is a lawcourt satire, Clouds a lighthearted look at education, Birds a search for the perfect society, Festival Time a feminist trial of Euripides and Frogs a celebration of and debate around the theatre.

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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Aristophanes is the oldest comedic writer in Western literature. Although only eleven of the some forty plays he wrote survive, his unique blend of slapstick, fantasy, bawdy, and political satire provide us with a vivid picture of the ancient Athenians—their social mores, their beliefs, and their exuberant sense of occasion. Wasps is a lowcourt satire; Clouds a lighthearted look at education; Birds a search for the perfect society; Festival Time a feminist trial of Euripides and Frogs a celebration of and debate around the theatre. Introduced and translated by Kenneth McLeish, with a general introduction by series editor J. Michael Walton.

Table of Contents

Wasps — Clouds — Birds — Festival time — Frogs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413669100
Author:
Aristophanes
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Author:
Walton, J. Michael
Author:
McLeish, Kenneth
Location:
London :
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Classical Dramatists
Publication Date:
19930431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
398
Dimensions:
7 x 4 in 1 lb

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Aristophanes is the oldest comedic writer in Western literature. Although only eleven of the some forty plays he wrote survive, his unique blend of slapstick, fantasy, bawdy, and political satire provide us with a vivid picture of the ancient Athenians—their social mores, their beliefs, and their exuberant sense of occasion. Wasps is a lowcourt satire; Clouds a lighthearted look at education; Birds a search for the perfect society; Festival Time a feminist trial of Euripides and Frogs a celebration of and debate around the theatre. Introduced and translated by Kenneth McLeish, with a general introduction by series editor J. Michael Walton.
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