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Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141907010
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 304
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Writing at a time when Athens was undergoing a crisis in its social attitudes, Aristophanes was an eloquent opponent of the demagogue and the sophist. This collection includes Lysistrata, the hilariously bawdy anti-war fantasy; The Acharnians, a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta; and The Clouds, a satire on contemporary philosophy.

Lysistrata

Lysistrata

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 104
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The Birds and Other Plays

The Birds and Other Plays

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141913223
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 336
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The plays in this volume all contain Aristophanes' trademark bawdy comedy and dazzling verbal agility. In THE BIRDS, two frustrated Athenians join the birds to build the utopian city of 'Much Cuckoo in the Clouds'. THE KNIGHTS is a venomous satire on Cleon, a prominent Athenian demagogue, while THE ASSEMBLY WOMEN deals with the battle of the sexes as the women of Athens infiltrate the all-male Assembly in disguise. The lengthy conflict with Sparta is the subject of PEACE, inspired by the hope of a settlement in 421 BC, and WEALTH reflects on the economic catastrophe that hit Athens after the war.

Lysistrata

Lysistrata

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101157348
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 144
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In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war.

Frogs and Other Plays

Frogs and Other Plays

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141935774
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 288
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The master of ancient Greek comic drama, Aristophanes combined slapstick, humour and cheerful vulgarity with acute political observations. In The Frogs, written during the Peloponnesian War, Dionysus descends to the Underworld to bring back a poet who can help Athens in its darkest hour, and stages a great debate to help him decide between the traditional wisdom of Aeschylus and the brilliant modernity of Euripides. The clash of generations and values is also the object of Aristophanes’ satire in The Wasps, in which an old-fashioned father and his loose-living son come to blows and end up in court. And in The Poet and the Women, Euripides, accused of misogyny, persuades a relative to infiltrate an all-women festival to find out whether revenge is being plotted against him.

The Wasps

The Wasps

The Poet and the Women ; The Frogs

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780140441529
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 223
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In 'The Wasps' an old-fashioned father and his loose-living son come to blows--and end up in court; elsewhere Aristophanes milks the clash of generations for all it is worth by sending up the purveyors of new ideas like Socrates and Euripides (the most controversial of the great tragedians). In 'The Poet and the Women' Euripides, accused of misogyny, gets a relative in drag to infiltrate an all-woman festival and find out what revenge is being plotted, with predictable bawdy results. In 'The Frogs, ' written in the darkest days of the Peloponnesian War, the god Dionysus descends to the Underworld to find a poet to bring back: does Athens in her hour of danger need the traditional wisdom of Aeschylus or the brilliant modern cleverness of Euripides? As the great debate proceeds, Aristophanes combines parody with slapstick and political discussion with pantomime high spirit, to produce a hilarious and unique masterpiece.

The Faber Pocket Guide to Greek and Roman Drama

The Faber Pocket Guide to Greek and Roman Drama

  • Author: John Burgess
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571318800
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 416
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An essential, refreshingly accessible guide to Greek and Roman drama containing entries for forty plays by all the major dramatists in the classical world - Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, Terence and Seneca. Features include: Playwright biographies Synopses and detailed commentary Advice on the best translations available A survey of the ancient theatre and its social and political background. Written by John Burgess, freelance director and former Head of New Writing at the National Theatre, this book is an indispensable resource for the theatregoer, student and general reader.

Das andere Geschlecht

Das andere Geschlecht

Sitte und Sexus der Frau

  • Author: Simone de Beauvoir
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644051615
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 944
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Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.

Medea

Medea

  • Author: Euripides
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3843023964
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 52
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Euripides: Medea Aufführung 431 v. Chr. in Athen. Hier nach der Übers. von J.A. Hartung in: Griechische Tragiker, hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, München (Winkler) 1958. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Griechische Tragiker: Aischylos, Sophokles, Euripides. Hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, übers. v. J. G. Droysen (Aischylos), K. W. F. Solger (Sophokles), J. A. Hartung (Euripides), München: Winkler, 1958. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Euripides. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Contemporary British Drama

Contemporary British Drama

  • Author: David Lane
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748686797
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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This book offers an extended analysis of writers and theatre companies in Britain since 1995, and explores them alongside recent cultural, social and political developments. Referencing well-known practitioners from modern theatre, this book is an excelle

Classical comedy

Classical comedy

  • Author: Aristophanes,Menander (of Athens.),Erich Segal,Titus Maccius Plautus,Terence
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780140449822
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 289
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From the fifth to the second century BC, innovative comedy drama flourished in Greece and Rome. This collection brings together the greatest works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes� bold, imaginative Birds, and Menander�s The Girl from Samos, which explores popular contemporary themes of mistaken identity and sexual misbehaviour; and two later Roman comic plays: Plautus� The Brothers Menaechmus - the original comedy of errors - and Terence�s bawdy yet sophisticated double love-plot, The Eunuch. Together, these four plays demonstrate the development of Classical comedy, celebrating its richness, variety and extraordinary legacy to modern drama.

Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui

Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui

  • Author: Bertolt Brecht
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518739956
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 144
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Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui zeigt den Aufstieg Hitlers zur Macht bis zum Jahre 1938. Die NS-Groß-funktionäre erscheinen als Chicagoer Gangster und reden in den glatten Jamben des deutschen klassischen Dramas. Durch die doppelte Verfremdung werden die Ereignisse jener Jahre erkennbar nicht als schicksalhaftes Verhängnis, sondern als die Konsequenz der herrschenden Verhältnisse. Indem er Hitler und seine Kumpane der Lächerlichkeit preisgibt, nimmt Brecht ihnen jenen Zug des Dämonischen, den sie für viele auch heute noch zu besitzen scheinen. Die Parabel stellt klar, daß der Faschismus kein historischer Einzelfall war: Faschismus ist die noch immer mögliche Fortsetzung der Geschäfte mit anderen Mitteln.

Die Vögel

Die Vögel

  • Author: Aristophanes
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 802731478X
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 80
  • View: 8882
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Die Vögel ist eine Komödie von Aristophanes. In dem Bühnenstück, erstmals aufgeführt im Jahr 414 v. Chr., beschreibt der antike Dichter die Machtergreifung der Vögel mithilfe zweier Athener Exilanten, Peisthetairos und Euelpides. Das Theaterstück besteht aus fünf Akten. Aristophanes (zwischen 450 v. Chr. und 444 v. Chr. in Athen; † um 380 v. Chr.) war ein griechischer Komödiendichter.

Penguin Classics: The Catalogue

Penguin Classics: The Catalogue

  • Author: Penguin Classics
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0718193474
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 176
  • View: 8026
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'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu

Das Erwachen

Das Erwachen

Roman

  • Author: Kate Chopin,Barbara Becker,Karen Nölle-Fischer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783942374002
  • Category:
  • Page: 211
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Das Dekameron

Das Dekameron

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 304
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Wolfram's von Eschenbach Parzival und Titurel

Wolfram's von Eschenbach Parzival und Titurel

  • Author: Wolfram (von Eschenbach)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Arthurian romances
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1746
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Sprich

Sprich

Roman

  • Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783407789082
  • Category:
  • Page: 274
  • View: 9569
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