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Lysistrata Audiobook

Lysistrata

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Aristophanes wrote what is perhaps his most recognized work in the modern world, Lysistrata. In it, the Athenian title character concocts a plan to end the Peloponnesian War. Her plan is simply that the women of Athens make a pact to withhold sexual favors of any kind from their husbands until the war is ended. The older women of Athens, including widows, take control of the Acropolis and thus, the purse strings for the war. There are warring choruses, one of old men and one of old women, and Lysistrata is questioned by a magistrate as to her reasoning. She explains that women have no choice when it comes to war and that decisions are made for them.

Public Domain (P)2016 Shane

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    Rushed reading with flat inflection. The reader sped through without leaving necessarily pauses between lines.

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    The narrator was too hard to understand. It made the story hard to follow because I was trying to figure out what she's saying.

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    Daniel Sacramento, California 01-14-17
    Daniel Sacramento, California 01-14-17 Member Since 2011

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    The play is great this translated version is pretty British. But the reader's performance is terrible! In fact it shouldn't be called a performance because she makes no effort. She reads the lines flatly and rapidly. Unless you are familiar with the play you won't be able to follow along or recognize when she "changes characters." Save your dollars and look else where for a copy of the play.

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