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Product Details

  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456314866
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456314866
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Daryl on December 5, 2010
Format: Paperback
I get a perverse kick out of the fact that I can share a hearty laugh about someone's genitals with someone a thousand years ago. The fact that both myself and a stadium full of men in ancient Greece were laughing about the same things has an unnatural appeal to me. Almost enough to forget the fact that we were undoubtedly laughing for very different reasons.

It's interesting to see how audiences now react to this play in contrast to how it was originally meant to be viewed. In the twenty first century Lysistrata has been elevated to the point of feminist masterpiece and yet during its time it was written to show that the war was so insensible that even a woman knew it. Ow. Well, no matter, chauvinistic punch line at the end or not that does very little to diminish the fact that this is one hell of a funny play. And there's a timeless quality to it too - time and time again I found myself laughing and thinking that any one of these little melodramas could have happened any where in practically any time. There's a part early on in the play where one of the characters is dissatisfied at pacing up and down the square waiting for her fellow conspirators to arrive. If only this had to do with a sale on shoes or shopping she laments then they would have been here at the crack of dawn! But tell them it has political tones to it and they're all an hour late. Oh, have truer words ever rung down about the state of politics and modern man from any age? There's an odd comfort in knowing that in hundreds of years of human folly the state of politics hasn't changed much.

An absolute must read, not only for those stuffy literary types but for anyone looking for a good read, and dare I say it, a genuine laugh.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By College Student on September 18, 2012
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The story:

The story was ok. Difficult to understand because of the differences between our modern American culture and the ancient Greek's. Comical and light hearted. Gives good insight into the lives of women during the time period. Wouldn't read it again for pleasure, though.

This edition for the Kindle:

Great. No problems with it at all. Translation seems fine. Plus the price is good. If you need to read this story, don't be afraid to download this edition to do it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Beth Ann Valek on December 27, 2010
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I did not read this 2010 edition of this play, but have just read the play from a different source and thoroughly enjoyed it. Coming from an era full of plays and other works of literature denouncing women, this play is a refreshing example of female empowerment. With women taking control by withholding sex from their husbands in order to get them to bring an end to the war, they bring a great deal of humor and some good lessons about war. I highly recommend this to anyone who prefers not to read plays, because it's a hilarious romp.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shawna Watson on February 18, 2014
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A classic play with humor comparable to today's comedies. As funny today as was thousands of years ago. Easy read for an evening in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By emily kirk on January 22, 2014
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The whole thing was hilarious had a lot more depth than it seems. It is rather depressing to think that if it was not for school I never would have found this amazing play.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Estelle Knowland on April 8, 2013
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Wars have hounded our planet as long as we have had history, and before. This story from ancient Greece, set during the time of their city-state struggles,rings true still. Wars betwen competing princelings, wars between religious faiths, wars for territory, for power,wars set off by ego-maniacs are still with us. The women following Lysistrata lead an amusing and intensely serious way to peace.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sbdecker on June 9, 2011
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Just read it...unless you are easily offended and want to believe that "blue" comedy is a product of the modern era.
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By Daniel J. Grossi II on June 28, 2014
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I needed this for school, but it didn't contain line numbers and I really needed that for my paper and tests.
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