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    By Aristophanes

    19:15, Mon 21st March 2016 - Sat 26th March 2016 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:30, Mon 28th March 2016 - Sat 2nd April 2016 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    16:00, Mon 4th April 2016 - Sat 9th April 2016 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    Easter Vacation

    Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace — a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes. The play is notable for being an early exposé of sexual relations in a male-dominated society. The dramatic structure represents a shift away from the conventions of Old Comedy, a trend typical of the author's career. It was produced in the same year as Thesmophoriazusae, another play with a focus on gender-based issues, just two years after Athens' catastrophic defeat in the Sicilian Expedition.


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