Friday, January 14, 2011

Greek Comedy for Extra Credit

Extra Credit Assignment:
Read Aristophanes' play Lysistrata. (I have one copy of the play I can loan out.  It is a very famous play so it is probably in your local library - it may even be in our school library.)  As you read the play think about what makes it so irreverent and funny.  Also think about the implications of what happens in the play. Consider the status women had in Ancient Greek society and reflect on the depth of thought implicit in this very humorous play. What makes us laugh?  Why? Report back to the class, in a short presentation. Email me a.s.a.p. if you intend to do this assignment. This is the funniest extra credit assignment you will get!

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