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Green PID# 715105476 U.W.C XXXIV Euripides vs. Aristophanes (Ultimate Writing Championship) Dylan Green Drama 115.003 Fall 2010 Pledge__________________________________
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Green PID# 715105476 [SCENE: The year is 357 B.C. and the setting is Olympia, the Olympic games have just started. The scene opens with Aristophanes seated watching the games and with Euripides looking for a place to sit when he spots an open seat next to Aristophanes. Euripides is holding a leather bladder full of wine and an empty one swings by a rope attached to his belt. ] EURIPIDES Aristophanes! ARISTOPHANES Ah! Euripides you’ve come, I was wondering when you’d get here, the ceremonies have finished; the games are just starting. EURIPIDES I know, I’m sorry. The vendors outside were asking for exorbitant coin for me to enjoy the gifts of Dionysus. [He shakes his full bag] It was like being robbed by bandits. How dare they dissuade all from consuming wine by charging such high prices! ARISTOPHANES Well it looks to me old friend like you’ve been drinking enough for everyone. [Shakes Aristophanes’ empty bag] EURIPIDES Hahahahahaha I have indeed, it is the simplest and least awkward way to praise Dionysus in public hahaha. .. You don’t think I write empty ideas that I myself don’t employ in my daily life do you? No, I write about only that which I feel conviction towards and that which I practice daily. Otherwise who would believe a word I write? ARISTOPHANES Hahaha my friend I never questioned your convictions or your habits, only remarked that you seem to be under Dionysus’ spell. EURIPIDES Hmmm. I guess I may have enjoyed that first bladder quite liberally. ARISTOPHANES Hahaha, to say the least. Now that you mention it though, I have been wishing to talk to you about your latest work that you showed at the Theatre of Dionysia, The Bacchae . I meant to talk to you post-production, but the crowds were immense and you disappeared to celebrate before I could get to you. EURIPIDES Ahh, I’m so sorry, as you can imagine I was quite excited to have such a grand reception and critical acclaim. But, what were your thoughts on it? I can’t believe we haven’t talked about this since then; that was months ago. What did you think of the story? Has it caused you to rethink the importance of Dionysus or even the gods in general? ARISTOPHANES Ha well I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s caused me to become any more or less religious, I was already, you should know that. From a critical point of view though I did find it to be a very well written play, by far one of your best.
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Green PID# 715105476 EURIPIDES Well thank you, I certainly did put a lot of work into it, more than I have any other play. ARISTOPHANES
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