Aristophanes' comic masterpiece of war and sex remains one of the greatest plays ever written. Led by the title character, the women of the warring city-states of Greece agree to withhold sexual favours with their husbands until they agree to cease fighting. The war of the sexes that ensues makes... show more
Aristophanes' comic masterpiece of war and sex remains one of the greatest plays ever written. Led by the title character, the women of the warring city-states of Greece agree to withhold sexual favours with their husbands until they agree to cease fighting. The war of the sexes that ensues makes 'Lysistrata' a comedy without peer in the history of theatre.
Publish date: March 1st 2003
Publisher: Hackett Pub Co
Pages no: 126
Edition language: English
, Classic Literature
Ignoring the crudeness of the play (and remember that Shakespeare himself was quite crude) and the naked men running around with giant erect peni (is that the plural of penis?) what this play seems to be about is the empowerment of women (which is probably why the feminists love it so much). Mind yo...
I stopped reading this because I've already finished the project I was reading it for, but it was funny up to the point I read– so a justifiable four stars for a book I didn't finish.
First, let me say that I had no idea just how bawdy this play was. I could not believe the obscenities and double entendres mentioned in the play. While ribald, scatological humor is not up my alley, it was kind of an interesting concept that women stop the Pelopponesian War in what I have to say ...
It had been quite awhile since I contemplated over any books let alone penning a critical appraisal on Goodreads. It was tough trying to get words out of the overwhelming emotional vortex; an obstinate ketchup bottle ignoring the need of a fried potato for the tangy goodness. So, when Brian suggeste...
This was one of the strangest books I have ever had to read for a class. I am very looking forward to finding out what my Professor is going to talk about for the three hour class.As near as I can figure, the women decide to end a war by not having sex. At one point all the men and women are naked ...
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