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Lysistrata - the sex strike

Adapted by

Germaine Greer

and

Phil Wilmott

From an original work by

Aristophanes

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Germaine Greer , Phil Wilmott , Germaine Greer , Phil Wilmott , Aristophanes ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Germaine Greer , Phil Wilmott ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Aristophanes

Aurora Metro Books, 2000

Aurora Metro Books

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (18), Female (11), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...The world's leading feminist raconteur, polemicist and wit plunders the archetypal story of female resistance . . . Lysistrata, the play's heroine persuades the women to barricade themselves inside a building, refusing to give...

Birds

Written by

Aristophanes

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2002

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (26), Female (1), Male (25), Unassigned (0)

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... and grounded demos, burying the age-old animosity between birds and men and, ultimately, challenging the mighty Zeus for the top spot in the sky. Full of the most bawdy of Aristophanes' jokes, and rife with the exasperated cynicism typical of the early satirist of the earliest democracy, Birds is translated in all its irreverent glory by Kenneth McLeish....

Acharnians

Written by

Aristophanes

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1993

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (33), Female (7), Male (26), Unassigned (0)

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...It is the fifth century BC and Dikaiopolis, a peasant who is forced by war to live in the city, has secured an unlikely peace for Athens in their war against the Spartans. However, not all his fellow citizens agree with the new détente...

Frogs

Written by

Aristophanes

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2002

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (18), Female (0), Male (18), Unassigned (0)

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... sets himself the task of judging their weighty words, but more often than not these tragedians make him the butt of their jokes. Described in his introduction by translator Kenneth McLeish as 'one of [Aristophanes'] most brilliant comedies', Frogs is a wonderful mix of the living and the dead, of the tragic and the comic....

Knights

Written by

Aristophanes

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1993

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (9), Female (2), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
... in this translation by Kenneth McLeish. Aristophanes employs bawdy caricature and hard-hitting humour to satirize the most controversial political issues of his day, showing that ultimately, the one thing needed to succeed in politics is the ability to sell sausages....

Lysistrata

Written by

Aristophanes

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1993

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (26), Female (11), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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... The women stand strong against the strike-breaking activities of their husbands, but not all the strikers are quite so willing to give up the pleasures of the flesh . . . One of Aristophanes’ most frequently adapted plays,...

Lysistrata

Translated by

Patric Dickinson

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Patric Dickinson ~playauthor~Translated by~ Patric Dickinson

Nick Hern Books, 1996

Drama Classics

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Roles: Total (21), Female (8), Male (13), Unassigned (0)

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...Aristophanes' Lysistrata is a classic Greek comedy about an extraordinary attempt by an Athenian woman, Lysistrata, to bring an end to the war that is afflicting Greece by persuading the women to withhold sexual privileges from...

Peace

Written by

Aristophanes

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1993

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (21), Female (1), Male (20), Unassigned (0)

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... on his fellow Athenians to help set her free. Peace includes some of Aristophanes’ most reflective, eloquent writing, while retaining his signature biting wit. Full of slapstick, physical humour,...

Women in Power

Written by

Aristophanes

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2002

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (15), Female (6), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Women in Power tells the story of a group of women, tired (just like their author) of the incompetent politicians in the demos. Convinced they could do a much better job than their male counterparts, they inveigle themselves...