Lysistrata has had enough. She is tired of the constant war that is ravaging Greece, and she has come up with a solution: Together with female friends from other Greek cities, she persuades all women of Greece to pledge an oath and refrein from all sexual contact with their husbands and lovers. The idea is that what men really want is sex, and that they are willing to do anything to get it – even abandoning their pride and make peace. And while the Athenian women retrat into the sacred Acropolis, the men gather outside and debate what is to be done…
This famous play by Aristophanes, first staged in 411 BCE, sheds a light on the relation of the sexes in Ancient Greece, and is robably the first instance of a War of the Sexes.
The translator of this version is unknown, but it is rumored to have been Oscar Wilde. (Summary by Availlle).
First woman: leanneyauyau
Second woman: DaMa
Third woman: Kitty
Fourth woman: sawasawaya
A woman & Old Woman: catharmaiden
Chorus of Women: bluechien
Old Man: alanmapstone
Chorus of Old Men: unreadpages
Chorus of Laconians: alanmapstone
Chorus of Athenians: WiltedScribe
Market lounger: Mratthew
Audio editing: Availle
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