The Frogs and Thesmophoriazusae

Robson, James (2016). The Frogs and Thesmophoriazusae. In: Singh, Alexandre ed. Causeries. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, pp. 154–166.

Abstract

A conversation between James Robson and the artist, Alexandre Singh, about two of Aristophanes' plays: Thesmophoriazusae and Frogs. The discussion takes in subjects such as: the historical context of the plays; notions of the poet as a teacher; comic caricature; staging, costume and cross-dressing; comedy's relationship with tragedy and its re-use of tragic material; the portrayal of women; and comedy's engagement with the 'real world' and political life of ancient Athens.

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