Lysistrata

Lysistrata 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. I hate this book because I got arrested on account of it I was at the University of Texas Perry Castaneda Library and it got lost amidst the shuffled stack of books which I dumped into my backpack when I left Exiting the library the sensor went off.Sorry, I forgot to check it out No big deal, happens all the time But the Department of Collegiat
How old is the idea of women withholding sex from men to get what they want Well, apparently as far back as 405 BC, because that s what happens in this hilarious and bawdy Greek comedy In this play it was en masse w
LysistrataSome Greek men, you ll discover,Being a lesser loverThan a renderer of war,Treat their wives much like a whore.So one day, Lysistrata,Equipped with all the data,Reckoned upon a tacticTo withhold love climactic.She aimed to end all conflictWith some cohorts she had picked,To flaunt breasts and nothing hide,Though, til peace, men were denied.Males came with their pricks erect,Revealed for all to inspect,Still their wives rejected them,Until war they would condemn.So the violence did dec Lysistra
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 suggested a group reading of Lysistrata, I was a bit apprehensive A Greek playwright crossing the dreaded course of fallen heroic tragedies evenremorse to my cerebral coma not a luxurious indulgence 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 suggested a group reading of Lysistrata, I was a bit apprehensive A Greek playwright crossing the dreaded course of fallen heroic tragedies evenremorse to my cer
TV Commercial Does your husband and the men of Athens just want to wage war Do they ignore your pleas for peace no matter how long the Peloponnesian War has been going on Tired of your men s stupid decisions in such a trying time Do you wish to end it Well women of Athens, you are in luck, we have the solution for you, withhold sex from your husbands and lovers, that will bring them back with their tails between their feet and a signed peace document Women of Athens Would that not just cr TV Commercial Does your husband and the men of Athens just want to wage war Do they ignore your pleas for peace no matter how long the Peloponnesian War has been going on Tired of your men s stupid decisions in such a trying time
This was hilarious Women withholding sex until all the men stopped the war What an imaginative idea I especially liked how the women fought against their own desires despite being in heat Several laugh out loud moments for me. In the introductory note in my edition a Mr Crofts mentions that the play is notorious for its racy, almost pornographic humor I d say that this seems to be a bit of an overstatement Surely it is not that muchracy than say a William Shakespeare play or for that matter The Arabian Nights Tales from a Thousand and One Nights It is really all talk and no action Surely we as modern readers can handle that And would anyone living in 1994, the date of this edition, really consider this In the introductory note in my edition a Mr Crofts mentions that the play is notorious for its racy, almost pornographic humor I d say that this seems to be a bit of an overstatement Surely it is not that muchracy than say a William Shakespeare play or for that matter The Arabian Nights Tales from a Thousand and One Nights It is really all talk and no action Surely we as modern readers can handle that And would anyone living in 1994, the date of this edition, really consider this pornographic As for the drawings of Aubrey Beardsley NSFW link , though they are lovely, they are also a bit besides the point I mean there s not actually any enormous penises running around in the play At the most there s some naked wrinkly old men ok, all men deciding to never read this play at this point, come back It is a really fun play, you learn about Greek h
I wouldn t be surprised if Lysistrata was the first sex comedy that s a genre, right Sex or lack there of drives the plot and innuendos abound Lysistrata But I tell you, here s a farweighty object.Calonice What is it all about, dear Lysistrata, that you ve called the women hither in a troop What kind of object is it Lysistrata A tremendous one Calonice And long Lysistrata Indeed, it may be very lengthy.Calonice Then why aren t they here Lysistrata No Man s connected with it I wouldn t be surprised if Lysistrata was the first sex comedy that s a genre, right Sex or lack there of drives the plot and innuendos abound Lysistrata But I tell you, here s a farweighty object.Calonice What is it all about, dear Lysistrata, that you ve called the women hither in a troop What kind of object is it Lysistrata A tremendous one Calonice And long Lysistrata Indeed, it may be very lengthy.Calonice Then why aren t they here Lysistrata No Man s connected with it if that was the case, they d soon come fluttering along No, no It concerns an object I ve felt over and turned this way and that for sleepless nights.Calonice I must be fine to stand such long attention.On its surface this play is about the women of Greece withholding sex from the men to force them to make peace during the destructive Peloponnesian War In truth I am pretty sure Aristophanes just wanted an excuse to make as many sexual innu
Lysistrata est l une des plus c l bres pi ces d Aristophane A l poque o il l crivit, la cit Ath nienne est dans une situation critique, le d sastre de l invasion de la Sicile ayant pr cipit la d fection de nombres d alli s, et enhardi les Spartiates s approcher toujours plus de l Attique Toujours partisan de la paix et fustigeant les va t en guerre, Aristophane imagin
As you can see, there are no highlighted stars for this review The reason for this is not because I loathed the play, but simply because I have read three different translations of Lysistrata, each unique in translation If you read what appears to be a bad translation of the play, then that is not the fault of Aristophanes, but of the translator s With that being said, instead of one rating to finalize it, I am posting three ratings and reviews, one for each translation I have read from the As you can see, there are no highlighted stars for this review The reason for this is not because I loathed the play, but simply because I have read three different translations of Lysistrata, each unique in translation If you rea

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  • 132 pages
  • Lysistrata
  • Aristophanes
  • English
  • 06 November 2019
  • 0872206033