lysistrata project

To someone who studies literature and culture, the uses to which readers put texts are more than a little interesting.

The Lysistrata Project, Theater Artists Against War

On March 3, 2003, the Lysistrata Project will present worldwide readings of Aristophanes’s bawdy ancient Greek antiwar comedy Lysistrata. To date, 928 play readings are scheduled in 56 countries and in all 50 U.S. states to voice opposition to the war on Iraq; those numbers increase hourly. Readings will raise money for charities working for peace and humanitarian aid in the Middle East and elsewhere.

At least three readings in Kansas City alone (scroll down to find KCMO).

Perseus has the text of the play online in Greek and in English.

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