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September 10 notes - Peloponnesian War • Aristophanes’...

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September 10, 2008 Perspectives in Western Drama Old Comedy     Still has all male actors in plays o Exaggerate masculinity and femininity Chorus of satyr plays o symbol of rebirth and regrowth/affirmed natural impulse o Females would exaggerate breasts and butts o Threat on stage dissipates b/c both are men “Young and old fell in love with the enterprise” – Thucydides, History of the 
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Unformatted text preview: Peloponnesian War • Aristophanes’ is trying to call Athens to reform to former ways • Greek comedies take place in contemporary setting and with contemporary characters – no dramatic places and people • Takes place in Athens rather than other places like dramas/tragedies always do...
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