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    Lysistrata
    By Aristophanes

    14:15, Wed 10th July 2019 - Sun 14th July 2019 at Noël Coward Theatre
    21:00, Wed 17th July 2019 - Sun 21st July 2019 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:15, Wed 24th July 2019 - Sun 28th July 2019 at Noël Coward Theatre
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    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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    Myrrhine -
    Cinesias -
    Lampito -
    Calonice -
    Stratyllis -
    Lysistrata -

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