Lysistrata by Aristophanes


As an institution drama was a male enterprise, written and performed by men for a notional audience of men. In Lysistrata female characters are

plentiful and their world is explored, but in relation to men and the male world, which the women challenge and threaten to disrupt. Do you think women

are represented in this play for their own sake or are they instead part
of complex modes of male self-representation?