Lysistrata Kindle Edition
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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.
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.
As for the obscenity, it gives the men something to laugh at or say "oh, that's something I would do/say." This play is definitely for a mature audience. All in all, it is a good story that supports feminism and while giving a laugh, discusses a major issue.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a nice metered translation, a!though the Scottish accent of the Spartans made it a little tougher than it needed to be.Published 3 months ago by Bocamo
My expectations were met. For a story that's so many centuries old, it still holds up to today's culture. I laughed throughout the whole story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kyle Scott
A fun read of the inspiration for Chi Raq. I understand the movie much better as a result. I hope more people take a look at the literature behind Spike Lees' film adaptation.Published 7 months ago by Antoine M. Devine
Spartan and Athenian men were fighting and many men were being killed . There was lysitrata who wasn't pleased about what was going on. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Alexa Mecalco
It is as current today as the day it was written.
I got the same feeling of joy as I did from A Midsummer Nights Dream. Though they were written a thousand years apart people really hadn't changed.Published 22 months ago by Gandalf