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Excerpts from Aristophanes' The birds

Author: Bob Morris; Aristophanes.; Insight Media (Firm)
Publisher: New York, NY : Insight Media, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this play, Aristophanes satirizes the weaknesses of man and his insitutions. Two disgruntled citizens, Euelpides and Pisthetaerus, seek to escape the pettiness of life in Athens by dwelling among the birds. They convince the birds that they were once sovereign over the earth, and should reclaim their supremacy by building a kingdom of their own which excludes the gods and invites all men to join the birds and  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Morris; Aristophanes.; Insight Media (Firm)
OCLC Number: 24779679
Notes: Container title: Aristophanes' The birds.
Credits: Adapted and directed by Bob Morris ; music, Ralph Denzer ; choreography, Susan Hefner ; assistant director, Alysha Cohen ; video, Video D Studios.
Cast: Neil Pepe, Ed Porter, Todd Weeks, Phil Reilly, Clare Tattersull, Terry Hardcastle.
Description: 1 videocassette (43 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Aristophanes' The birds
Birds
Responsibility: Insight Media.

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In this play, Aristophanes satirizes the weaknesses of man and his insitutions. Two disgruntled citizens, Euelpides and Pisthetaerus, seek to escape the pettiness of life in Athens by dwelling among the birds. They convince the birds that they were once sovereign over the earth, and should reclaim their supremacy by building a kingdom of their own which excludes the gods and invites all men to join the birds and acquire wings.

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