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Aristophanes : the gods are laughing

Author: April De AngelisTariq AliCoky GiedroycRobert GlenisterFrances BarberAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This pseudo-biography juxtaposes elements of Aristophanic plays with the activities of contemporaneous people to show how Aristophanes became the father of political satire and why his theatrical innovations are still staples of the contemporary theatre"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Aristophanes; Aristophanes.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: April De Angelis; Tariq Ali; Coky Giedroyc; Robert Glenister; Frances Barber; Rosalie Crutchley; Patrick Barlow; Dexter Fletcher; Robert Pugh; Eddie Izzard; Bandung Limited.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 54354464
Cast: Robert Glenister, Frances Barber, Patrick Barlow, Rosalie Crutchley, Dexter Fletcher, Robert Pugh, Eddie Izzard.
Description: 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Gods are laughing
Aristophanes, his life and theatre
Responsibility: written by April de Angelis ; produced by Tariq Ali ; directed by Coky Giedroyc ; Bandung Ltd. for Channel Four.

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"This pseudo-biography juxtaposes elements of Aristophanic plays with the activities of contemporaneous people to show how Aristophanes became the father of political satire and why his theatrical innovations are still staples of the contemporary theatre"--Container.

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