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By James Robson

This obtainable creation to the paintings of 1 of the world's maximum comedian writers tackles key questions posed through Aristophanes' performs, similar to staging, humour, songs, obscene language, politics and the fashionable translation and function of Aristophanic comedy. The publication opens up fascinating and contentious components of Aristophanic scholarship in a manner that's enticing and with no trouble understandable to a non-specialist viewers, by no means wasting sight of the truth that Aristophanes' performs are bright literary texts, designed basically to entice a classical Athenian viewers as items of residing drama. Key to the book's attraction is that James Robson conceives of the performs as dynamic texts, containing a treasure trove of data not just approximately how they could were played and got in classical Athens, but in addition how they could be learn and understood this day. most significantly, readers are given the instruments and data to make their very own minds up concerning the debates that also rage approximately Aristophanic comedy within the smooth world.

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