Birds and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

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This new verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies offers one of the world's great comic dramatists in a form that is both historically faithful and theatrically vigorous. Aristophanes' plays were produced for the festival theater of classical Athens in the fifth century BC and encompass the whole gamut of humor, from brilliantly inventive fantasy to obscene vulgarity. This edition includes a substantial general introduction and introductory essays for each of the plays, as well as full explanatory notes and an index of names.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780199555673
ISBN-10: 0199555672
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: January 15th, 2009
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics