Aristophanes 1: Clouds, Wasps, Birds

by Aristophanes, Peter Meineck, Ian C. Storey

Series: Hackett Classics

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  • 1624660533
  • 9780872203600
  • 9781624660535
  • 9781624660504

Originally adapted for the stage, Peter Meineck's revised translations achieve a level of fidelity appropriate for classroom use while managing to preserve the wit and energy that led The New Yorker to judge his CloudsThe best Greek drama we've ever seen anywhere," and The Times Literary Supplement to describe his Wasps as "Hugely enjoyable and very, very funny. A general Introduction, introductions to the plays, and detailed notes on staging, history, religious practice and myth combine to make this a remarkably useful teaching text.

  • Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; September 1998
  • ISBN: 9781624660535
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  • Title: Aristophanes 1: Clouds, Wasps, Birds
  • Series: Hackett Classics
  • Author: Aristophanes; Peter Meineck (trans.); Ian C. Storey (other)
  • Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1624660533
  • 9780872203600
  • 9781624660535
  • 9781624660504

In The Press

Storey's contributions are solid, and conduct the beginner clearly and logically through the various minefields of Aristophanic scholarship, without oversimplification. . . . The particular virtue of Meineck lies in the fact that he is a theatre director who has worked with these texts in an attempt to realize them for modern audiences. . . . His aim of producing translations ‘that are understandable, performable, accessible, and entertaining’ has clearly been fulfilled. --Keith Sidwell, Classical Review

About The Author

Peter Meineck is Clinical Associate Professor of Classics, New York University, and Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1624660533
  • 9780872203600
  • 9781624660535
  • 9781624660504