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Book Information: Birds and Other Plays, the

Birds and Other Plays, the (1978) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The plays in this volume all contain Aristophanes' trademark bawdy comedy and dazzling verbal agility. In The Birds, two frustrated Athenians join the birds to build the utopian city of 'Much Cuckoo in the Clouds'. The Knights is a venomous satire on Cleon, a prominent Athenian demagogue, while The Assembly Women deals with the battle of the sexes as the women of Athens infiltrate the all-male Assembly in disguise. The lengthy conflict with Sparta is the subject of Peace, inspired by the hope of a settlement in 421 BC, and Wealth reflects on the economic catastrophe that hit Athens after the war.

Original title: The Birds and Other Plays
Original languages: Ancient Greek

Quotes:

Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekComedy


The following works are contained within this one:
     Knights, the (-424) [Play]
      Author: Aristophanes
     Peace, the (-421) [Play]
      Author: Aristophanes
     Birds, the (-414) [Play]
      Author: Aristophanes
     Assembly of Women, the (-391) [Play]
      Author: Aristophanes
     Wealth (-388) [Play]
      Author: Aristophanes

Edition #1: The Birds and Other Plays

The Birds and Other Plays (1978)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Alan H. Sommerstein David Barrett
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Manifested in:
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The Birds and Other Plays (October 28, 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140449515
Dimensions: 5 x 7.7 x 0.6 in
Pages: 336

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