The frogs, and other plays.

by Aristophanes

Publisher: Penguin Books in Baltimore

Written in English
Published: Pages: 223 Downloads: 562
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Subjects:

  • Voyages to the otherworld -- Drama,
  • Dionysus (Greek deity) -- Drama,
  • Playwriting -- Drama,
  • Dramatists -- Drama

Edition Notes

StatementTranslated with an introd. by David Barrett.
GenreDrama.
SeriesThe Penguin classics,, L152
ContributionsBarrett, David, 1914- tr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA3877 .A2 1964
The Physical Object
Pagination223 p.
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5934836M
LC Control Number65001389
OCLC/WorldCa881193

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Oxford World's Classics Ser.: Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays - A New Translation by Aristophanes (, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! The Frogs were an American rock music band founded in , in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by brothers Jimmy and Dennis brothers mainly wrote and performed short, catchy pop songs, but they are also known for their improvised home recordings which are delivered in a comedic style, and often include controversial issues such as race, religion, and sexuality (notably homoeroticism). The underlying theme of “The Frogs” is essentially “old ways good, new ways bad”, and that Athens should turn back to men of known integrity who were brought up in the style of noble and wealthy families, a common refrain in Aristophanes‘ plays.. In terms of politics, “The Frogs” is not usually considered one of Aristophanes‘ “peace plays” (several of his earlier plays call. Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on Classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. It merits a much more extensive commentary than it has so far received, and the establishment of the text itself has rested for over a century on collations which were inadequate and inaccurate. At the same time, its most problematic passages have been.

My interest in Aristophanes' play - The Frogs - has started while I was reading Greek and Roman Ghost Stories by Lacy Collison-Mirley. The Frogs is an enjoyable play, where the characters are witty, Euripides and Aeschylus mock each other's works, find mistakes and their poetic craft is scalled by God Dionysus, who has to decide whom he must revive, in order to save Athens from its s: OUP (World’s Classics, ) p/b pp £ (ISBN ) This is the second volume of a new verse translation, containing the three plays whose main target is ‘cultural’ (theatre, philosophical enquiry) rather than political: Clouds, Women at the Thesmophoria and Frogs. The first in the series, containing Birds, Lysistrata, Assembly-Women and Wealth, was published in [ ]. The Birds (Greek: Ὄρνιθες Ornithes) is a comedy by the Ancient Greek playwright was performed in BC at the City Dionysia where it won second place. It has been acclaimed by modern critics as a perfectly realized fantasy remarkable for its mimicry of birds and for the gaiety of its songs. Unlike the author's other early plays, it includes no direct mention of the.

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"The Frogs and Other Plays" includes the titular play along "The Wasps" and "The Thesmophoriazusae." Produced the year after the death of Euripides, "The Frogs" laments the decay of Greek tragedy which Aristophanes attributed to that writer. It is an admirable example of the brilliance of his style, and of that mingling of wit and poetry with /5(32).

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The Frogs and The frogs Plays (The Wasps & The Poet and the Women) by Aristophanes, translated by David Barrett translation format: page Penguin Classic paperback, re-print acquired:from my neighbor read: Sep rating: 3½ stars The play Frogs is a gem, and includes maybe the earliest literary criticism available, albeit done in humor/5.

"The Frogs and Other Plays" includes the titular play along "The Wasps" and "The Thesmophoriazusae." Produced the year after the death of Euripides, "The Frogs" laments the decay of Greek tragedy which Aristophanes attributed to that writer.

It is an admirable example of the brilliance of his style, and of that mingling of wit and poetry with /5(25). Immediately download the The Frogs, and Other Plays. Translated with an Introd. by David Barrett summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching The Frogs, and Other Plays.

Translated with an Introd. by David Barrett. RED FROGS AND OTHER PLAYS by Ruth Margraff collects three astonishing, thrilling plays: the title play, THE ELEKTRA FUGUES and STADIUM DEVILDARE.

Margraff is one of the US' most daring playwright-poets and this collection defies expectations and. Aristophanes ( BC BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaus, was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(27). The Frogs tells the story of the god Dionysus, who, despairing of the state of Athens' tragedians, travels to Hades (the underworld) to bring the playwright Euripides back from the dead.

(Euripides had died the year before, in BC.) He brings along his slave Xanthias, who is smarter and braver than the play opens, Xanthias and Dionysus argue over what kind of jokes Xanthias can. About Frogs and Other Plays. Three plays from Aristophanes, the master of Ancient Greek comedy Marrying deft social commentary to a rich, earthy comedy, the three comedies collected in Aristophanes’ The Frogs and Other Plays offers a unique insight into one of the most turbulent periods in Ancient Greek history.

The master of ancient Greek comic drama, Aristophanes combined slapstick, humour. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. The frogs and three other plays of Aristophanes by Aristophanes; Frere, John Hookham,   Frogs and Other Plays by Aristophanes,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Along with Sophocles and Euripides, Aristophanes is considered one of the three great Greek playwrights. Only eleven of his nearly forty plays survive in their entirety to this day.

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This study guide contains the following sections. A chorus of singing frogs has kept me awake several nights running and this book from high school came to mind one sleepless night. I found my scribbled and dog eared paperback, and found not only did the play take me back to my teenage self in all the best ways, it /5(29).

Frogs, or The Frogs, is one of Aristophanes's greatest comedies and is justly celebrated for its wit and keen commentary on Athenian politics and society. It is the last surviving work of Old Comedy and is thus also notable for heralding a passing era of literature. While it is a comedy, it is also a trenchant political satire and expresses Aristophanes's views on Athenian democracy, the value.

Aristophanes is the only surviving representative of Greek Old Comedy, an exuberant form of festival drama which flourished in Athens during the fifth century BC. One of the most original playwrights in the entire Western tradition, his comedies are remarkable for their brilliant combination of fantasy and satire, their constantly inventive manipulation of language, and their use of absurd.

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Marrying deft social commentary to a rich, earthy comedy, the three comedies collected in Aristophanes' The Frogs and Other Plays offers a unique insight into one of the most turbulent periods in Ancient Greek history.

This Penguin Classics edition is translated by David Barrett with revisions, an introduction and notes by Shomit Dutta. Frogs and Other Plays - Ebook written by Aristophanes. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

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DIONYSUS But you, perchance, don't care. FROGS Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax. DIONYSUS Hang you, and your ko-axing tool There's nothing but ko-ax with you. FROGS That is right, Mr. Busybody, right. For the Muses of the lyre love us well; And hornfoot Pan who plays on the pipe his jocund lays.

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Th is book presents the Greek text of Aristophanes’ Frogs with a facing English translation. Th e Greek text is that of F. Hall and W. Geldart (), from the Oxford Classical Texts series, which is in the public do-main and available as a pdf.

Th is text has also been digitized by the Perseus Project (). The Frogs, and Other Plays. Translated with an Introd. by David Barrett - The Wasps, Part 1 Summary & Analysis. Aristophanes. This Study Guide consists of approximately 28 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Frogs, and Other Plays.

Translated with an. The Frogs, and Other Plays. Translated with an Introd. by David Barrett - The Frogs, Part 1 Summary & Analysis.

Aristophanes. This Study Guide consists of approximately 28 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Frogs, and Other Plays. Translated with an. The Frogs Language: English: LoC Class: PA: Language and Literatures: Classical Languages and Literature: Subject: Comedies Subject: Greek drama (Comedy) -- Translations into English Subject: Voyages to the otherworld -- Drama Subject: Dionysus (Greek deity) -- Drama Subject: Playwriting -- Drama Subject: Dramatists -- Drama Subject.Description - Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Plays by Aristophanes This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works-featuring Clouds, Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), and Frogs-combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy.