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sábado, 28 de enero de 2017

Lysistrata

Cambridge Reading Greek Vocab, Unit 10.

Revise the vocab below and then follow the recitation for sections A-C. Sections D-E were not recorded for some reason but you should definitely read them by yourself, as they contain the famous (and very funny) scene in which Myrrhine teases her husband.


Lysistrata's part is recited by a woman, but all the other female parts are read by men, reminding us of how the plays would originally have been performed by male only actors. Their performance here seems somewhat inspired by Monty Python's mock feminine voices, which may not be to everybody's ancient Greek tastes, yet reminds us that this is a comedy and should aim at the burlesque to a certain extent.








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