DRAM 155 _ Test1 _ lysistrata

DRAM 155 _ Test1 _ lysistrata - Sex and The City January...

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Sex and The City January 26, 2011 “Tragedy is a close-up. Comedy is a long shot” – Buster Keaton “This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel” – Horace Walpole “Comedy is not pretty” – Steve Martin “Tragedy is if I cut my finger, comedy is if you fall in a open sewer and die” – Mel Brooks Sex and The City – the movie The women are “out of their element” in Mexico o Banding together to leave homeland Sex jokes and dirty statements Maybe there is a more benevolent universe around us that supports us rather than tests up Gods Ares (Mars) o The god of war – divide humans beings and rips cultures apart Aphrodite (Venus) o The best side of femininity o Benevolent side of love and attraction o Female innate wisdom Eros (Cupid) o It is part of human nature to reproduce/sex o Everyone is subject to the powers of desire Athena o Child of Zeus o Legend is that she was born from her father’s head (similar to the strange birth of Dionysus) o Patron of city-state of Athens o Goddess of intelligence, handy work, skill, domestic work like weaving, military strategy, o Temple of Athena was called Akropolis o “Protector of Athens” Humans Demos – public world o Of men o Women had no civic role Oikos – running of the home o Sphere of women
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o What would happen if women stepped out of the world? And took the learning’s of oikos and applying it to the world. Home life overtaking social life. Lysimache/Lysistrata – ordinary person o Lysimache is the disbander of battles o Civic human social AND sacred divine Comedy Old Comedy o He is the only classical dramatist that has survived all this time. o
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