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Four comedies

Aristophanes

Four comedies

Lysistrata; The acharnians, The congresswomen, translated by Douglass Parker; The frogs, translated by Richmond Lattimore.

by Aristophanes

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Published by University of Michigan Press in [Ann Arbor] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

SeriesAnn Arbor paperbacks, AA152
ContributionsParker, Douglass., Lattimore, Richmond Alexander, 1906-
The Physical Object
Pagination98, 112, 101, 100 p. illus. ;
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19162595M

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. The texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. It still touches those essential nerves: comedy concerning food, hypochondria and dogs, plus messing about in boats. Rich, diverse, and inventive, these plays demonstrate the intensity and vigour with which the institution of marriage was interrogated in the post playhouses.

But Benson was fondly forgiving of his comic monsters and their friends. Aristophanes' Frogs Full Description : "Aristophanes is widely credited with having elevated the classical art of comedy to the level of legitimacy and recognition that only tragedy had hitherto achieved, and producing some of the most intriguing works of literature to survive from classical Greece in the process. They turn on mysterious, quarrels, and jealousies, and they abound in complication and misunderstandings, yet in the end all is explained, to the delight of the audience. As the country is divided between north and south, the village is absurdly cut in half, leading to chaos, satirical points and a feast of Joycean jokes.

The Braggart Soldier has puns and word-play and lively poetry, yet all this talent is in service of buffoonery and clowning about. Aristophanes' Frogs Full Description : "Aristophanes is widely credited with having elevated the classical art of comedy to the level of legitimacy and recognition that only tragedy had hitherto achieved, and producing some of the most intriguing works of literature to survive from classical Greece in the process. Basil is the analogue of Tranio and Sybil is Theopropides. I reckon if you could get a couple of physical comedy geniuses like Rowan Atkinson and Andrew Sachs then this play would be a success on the stage. Muir's long experience with acting and directing and his keen ear for the nuances of the English language, together with his perceptive critical scholarship, have enabled him to produce a text that actors can speak naturally, and that modern audiences can enjoy as did the audiences of seventeenth-century Spain. His serious dramas have long been highly regarded in the English-speaking world, but his many sparkling comedies are an untapped reservoir for the contemporary theater.


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Four comedies book

His misogyny is hilarious, his love for slaves is endearing, and his oafish citizens are, well, oafish. Not much fun to be had in reading it.

In all four of the great plays gathered here for the first time, a married woman confronts her would-be seducer. Mackenzie Four comedies book provided an introduction to each play and notes on the text that will be useful to the actors and directors who seek to present these comedies as they were intended -- on the stage.

I enjoyed it. Ask us here. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Mark Griffith's study of the Frogs is the first single book to offer a reliable and sophisticated account of this play in light of modern notions of culture, performance, democracy, religion, and aesthetics. These are comedies of intrigue. Ann L. Rarely do I get any joy from reading English plays, those that I have read seeming stilted and fake, but not this.

The Braggart Soldier has puns and word-play and lively poetry, yet all this talent is in service of buffoonery and clowning about.

His serious dramas have long been highly regarded in the English-speaking world, but his many sparkling comedies are an untapped reservoir for the contemporary theater.

These are comedies of intrigue. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Ask a Question Have a question about this product?

In these four comedies there is a near-tragic crisis at which disaster or happiness may ensue, but the overriding force of goodwill and the power of understanding, love and generosity brings us through to a joyful conclusion. Basil is the analogue of Tranio and Sybil is Theopropides.

After placing the work in its original historical, cultural, and biographical context, Griffith goes on to underscore the originality of Frogs in relation to parallel developments in the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, among others.

The four plays in this volume, three of which appear in English for the first time, have been translated by Kenneth Muir, the noted British scholar and director. It was originally written for Punch.

Rich, diverse, and inventive, these plays demonstrate the intensity and vigour with which the institution of marriage was interrogated in the post playhouses.

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