Four Plays: The Clouds / The Birds / Lysistrata / The Frogs
In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being... show more
In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged. @PussyWhip What’s something we can leverage against men? What’s the one thing we’re good for again? It’s on the tip of my tongue. From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
Publish date: November 1st 1984
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
NOTE: THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUR PLAYS, BUT THIS REVIEW ONLY PERTAINS TO The Birds.WARNING: I guess I was in a mood, and this review got .gif-tastic, for some reason. If you hate that (as I do), then here's you chance to just skip it, by not clicking below.It kills me to say it, but this was the least ...
I don't always love Aristophanes; he can really cram the obscure contemporary references into his stuff, which makes it sortof impossible to get the jokes. But he makes a lot of fart jokes, too, and those are timeless.In order, the best of these plays:1) Lysistrata, by a long shot. The most origina...
Great plays, amazingly relevant even after over 2000 years. Sure, Aristophanes is a bit of a snob (and other things) but it wasn't too hard too overlook the occasional classicist dabbling. The translation by Arrowsmith was a bit too "modern" for me, but an American reader may be able to appreciate i...
I borrowed this book specifically to read Lysistrata. This one, I did find pretty amusing and I'd rate it a 3 star. I liked how the women forced men to submit through closing their legs. That had me giggling. Then I moved on to The Clouds. Oy vey. I wanted to smack the father and son in this o...