"Wasps", "Clouds", "Birds", "Festival Time" and "Frogs" v.2
By (author) Aristophanes
Introduction by J. Michael Walton
Translated by Kenneth McLeish
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Aristophanes Plays by Aristophanes
Book DescriptionReissue 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413669100
(178mm x 111mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 11-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays, Paperback (November 2016)
This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works-featuring Clouds, Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), and Frogs-combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy.
Frogs, Paperback (March 2016)
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
Birds, Peace, Wealth, Paperback (January 2013)
New translations of three plays by Aristophanes: Peace, Birds, and Wealth, with Introductions and Annotations
Birds and Other Plays, Paperback (November 2008)» View all books by Aristophanes
This is the first complete verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies to appear for more than twenty-five years and makes freshly available one of the most remarkable comic playwrights in the entire Western tradition, complete with an illuminating introduction including play by play analysis and detailed notes. Contains: Birds; Lysistrata; Assembly-Women; Wealth.
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