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Three Plays by Aristophanes Staging Women

Three Plays by Aristophanes: Staging Women

2nd Edition

By Jeffrey Henderson
February 04, 2010

These three plays by the great comic playwright Aristophanes (c. 446-386 BCE), the well-known Lysistrata, and the less familiar Women at the Thesmophoria and Assemblywomen, are the earliest surviving portrayals of contemporary women in the European literary tradition. These plays provide a unique ...

Women on the Edge Four Plays by Euripides

Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides

1st Edition

Edited By Ruby Blondell, Mary-Kay Gamel, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, Bella Vivante
December 22, 1998

Women on the Edge, a collection of Alcestis, Medea, Helen, and Iphegenia at Aulis, provides a broad sample of Euripides' plays focusing on women, and spans the chronology of his surviving works, from the earliest, to his last, incomplete, and posthumously produced masterpiece. Each play shows women...

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