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Lysistratas on the modern stage

Hardwick, Lorna (2010). Lysistratas on the modern stage. In: Stuttard, David ed. Looking at Lysistrata. London: Duckworth, pp. 80–89.

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In Aristophanes’ Lysistrata the women of Athens, fed up with the war against Sparta, go on a sex strike and barricade themselves into the acropolis to persuade their husbands to vote against the war. It is the most often performed of all Aristophanes’ comedies. It is also, perhaps, the most misunderstood. This essay is one of a collection of essays by eight leading academics, written for sixth-form students and the general public alike. They set the play firmly in its historical and social context, while exploring Aristophanes’ purpose in writing it and considering the responses of modern audiences and directors. The collection has been assembled and edited by David Stuttard, whose energetic new performing version of the play is included in this volume.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1-85399-736-6, 978-1-85399-736-5
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 22937
Depositing User: Carol Gillespie
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 14:33
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:34
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