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By David Stuttard
In Aristophanes' "Lysistrata" the ladies of Athens, bored to death with the warfare opposed to Sparta, pass on a intercourse strike and barricade themselves into the acropolis to cajole their husbands to vote opposed to the conflict. it's the more often than not played of all Aristophanes' comedies. it's also, possibly, the main misunderstood. This choice of essays via 8 top teachers, written for sixth-form scholars and most people alike, units the play firmly in its historic and social context, whereas exploring Aristophanes' goal in writing it and contemplating the responses of recent audiences and administrators. the gathering has been assembled and edited by means of David Stuttard, whose full of life new acting model of the play is integrated during this quantity. members: Alan Beale; Edith corridor; Lorna Hardwick; James Morwood; Martin Revermann; James Robson; Alan H. Sommerstein; Michael Walton.