New Comedy

Women in Power; Wealth; The Malcontent; The Woman from Samos

; Menander

These plays, written after the defeat of Athens by the Spartans and the restoration of democracy, signal a change of emphasis in stage comedy more appropriate to the new world order. They represent the beginning of the European comic tradition. Les mer
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These plays, written after the defeat of Athens by the Spartans and the restoration of democracy, signal a change of emphasis in stage comedy more appropriate to the new world order. They represent the beginning of the European comic tradition.

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Women in Power; Wealth; The Malcontent; The Woman from Samos

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Aristophanes (c. 446-386 BC) was Athens's greatest comic playwright, whose plays define the genre of Old Comedy. His was a precise, poetic vision articulated in pin-sharp images, his works being some of the most revealing about the society for which he wrote. Although only eleven of the some forty plays he wrote survive, his unique blend of slapstick, fantasy, bawdy and political satire provide us with a vivid picture of the ancient Athenians - their social mores, their beliefs and their exuberant sense of occasion. Menander (343-292 BC) was a Greek exponent of the New Comedy, and influenced the Roman writers Plautus and Terence, to Moliere, Congreve, Wilde, and other writers of the Comedy of Manners.