Lysistrata: A New Adaptation of Aristophanes' Comedy

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John A. Ball, Michael M. Chemers
Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2008 - Drama - 118 pages
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"What if they stopped a war because nobody came?" The first make-love-not-war play ever written, Lysistrata is a bawdy comedy about the War Between the Sexes set against the tragedy of a civil war. Ball and Chemers have created a new version of the play that brings out the erotic playfulness of the original while expanding on Aristophanes' unsparing dissection of militarism. Complete with important notes and historical commentary by Brian Johnston, Lysistrata reminds us that the most powerful weapon against war may be hope.

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J.A. BALL teaches dramatic literature at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. He lives in Pittsburgh with his hound, Miss Hallie.

MICHAEL M. CHEMERS teaches dramatic literature at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Farhana, and son, Zain.

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