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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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