The Women's Festival

Today the women at the festival are going to kill me for insulting them!' This bold statement by Euripides is the absurd premise upon which the whole play depends. The women are...

Lysistrata

Lysistrata is a comedy originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC. A comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades...

The Knights

The Knights is a satire on political and social life in 5th-century BC Athens, the characters are drawn from real life and Cleon is clearly intended to be the villain. However it...

The Clouds

Strepsiades complains to the audience that he is too worried about household debts to get any sleep – his aristocratic wife has encouraged their son's expensive interest in...

The Knights

"The Knights" is a satire on the social and political life of classical Athens during the Peloponnesian War.Aristophanes was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. 

The Frogs

"The Frogs" is a comedy written by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes.Aristophanes was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Translated by E D A...

The Clouds

"The Clouds" is a Greek comedy play written by the celebrated playwright Aristophanes.Aristophanes was a comic playwright of ancient Athens.Translated by William James...

The Wasps

The play begins with a strange scene—a large net has been spread over a house, the entry is barricaded and two slaves are sleeping in the street outside. A third man is...

The Knights

Aristophanes (/ˌærɨˈstɒfəniːz/ or /ˌɛrɨˈstɒfəniːz/;[2] Greek: Ἀριστοφάνης, pronounced [aristopʰánɛːs];...

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