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Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?
Texas-set comedy riffs on Lysistrata
"...That sound you hear in the distance might be Aristophanes rolling in his grave. His timeless Lysistrata, a comedy..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spike Lee has his finger on our gun-crazy moment in history
"...numbers of murders in the city of Chicago after Aristophanes’ comedy from 411 BC, Lysistrata, though also through the..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This ancient satire is still timely, but new material here gets in the play's way
" one of them. Written 2,500 years ago by Aristophanes, that most classic of comic writers, it follows a..."

June 4, 2010 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The Frogs: Awkward Bawdy
Local Arts Reviews
" VORTEX Repertory Company's Summer Youth Theatre staging of Aristophanes' The Frogs. One boy was talking and rustling his..."

July 28, 2000 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

Slut in a Good Way
Charming sex-positive teen comedy is good old shameless fun
"...treatise on gender double standards with a dash of Aristophanes' Lysistrata. The girls rebel by starting an abstinence campaign..."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

SXSW Music: Second Band List of 2016
Tommy Stinson, Thee Oh Sees, Mercury Rev, and 212 more
"...singer-songwriter Petite Noir, while Taiwan contributes rising lady rapper Aristophanes...."

Nov. 17, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Deus Ex Analysis
Tutto Theatre's 'Zeus in Therapy' gives new voice to the late, great UT classics prof, Douglass Stott Parker
"...Parker's translation of Lysistrata, Aristophanes' sexy anti-war comedy (an aside: we need more of..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Happy Accidents
That a car crash of a video shoot turned viral is only half the story. What a long strange trip it's been for Winnebago Man.
"...years with his books, the authors of which – Aristophanes, Homer, and Hemingway – he speaks of as old..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Good Woman of Setzuan
If Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan drags some, the actors in the Vortex Summer Youth Theatre production don't, and that keeps the evening engaging
"...Smith's take on Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, Aristophanes' The Frogs, and Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac...."

July 30, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

If It's Summer, It Must Be Shakespeare
Summer is the time for Shakespeare, so naturally here are a couple of the Bard's plays being staged in the Austin area -- Julius Caesar from the Austin Shakespeare Festival and Two Gentlemen of Verona from Different Stages -- and directors Paul Norton and Norman Blumensaadt to explain how they came to produce them this season.
"...couldn't be Shakespeare. I didn't want to do Lysistrata [Aristophanes' Greek comedy about women ending the Peloponnesian War by..."

June 27, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Local theatre artists join a planetwide call for peace with the Lysistrata Project, the UT PAC's associate director leaves for Pittsburgh, and the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center gets a room of its own.
"...collective call for peace by organizing planetwide readings of Aristophanes' play Lysistrata for Monday, March 3. If it has..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, January 22-28
"...including the works of ancient Greek writers Aeschylus and Aristophanes. I'd love to see you perform comparable balancing acts..."

Jan. 22, 2021 Column by Rob Brezsny

Shrewd Productions' The Afterparty
We’re invited to hobnob with history’s great minds up on the astral plane
"...the easily the best moments of the show, when Aristophanes (Rommel Sulit), Johannes Kepler (Trey Deason), and Henrietta Swan..."

June 29, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Saturday SXSW Showcases
"...won Taiwan's Red Bull Thre3style DJ competition in 2013. Aristophanes scales new hip-hop horizons with her breathy Mandarin flow..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Thursday SXSW Showcases
"...a galaxy away from the limitless fusions of Taiwan's Aristophanes, while Suboi became queen of Vietnamese hip-hop with sly..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature by Richard Whittaker

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
" "the finger" dates back to The Clouds by Aristophanes, and was known by the ancient Romans as the..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Marc Savlov's Top 10 Films of 2015
"...4) Chi-Raq Spike Lee updates Aristophanes' Lysistrata for our death-heavy, gun-crazy age with raging panache..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Front Line of Defense
" juvenile scribblings, Maakies belongs in the tradition of Aristophanes, Jean-Paul Marat, Nellie Bly, Upton Sinclair, George Orwell, Howard..."

Dec. 8, 2014 Postmarks

The performance of this ancient Greek comedy is inconsistent, but the experience around it makes it worth a visit
" enhance the other as a frame for the Aristophanes to come. As for the play itself, it's clear..."

July 18, 2014 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Pleasure With the Payne
38th annual local theatre awards ceremony tonight
"...The coals stay warm and, before you can say "Aristophanes," whoosh! – another firestorm has ignited...."

Nov. 5, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From 'The Epic of Gilgamesh' to Shakespeare to 'Dangerous Liaisons'
Lit Pics: 'The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1'
"...Valerie Schrag drafts excellent linework in her adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata. And Gareth Hinds' treatment of Beowulf – don't..."

June 15, 2012 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Get Your Goat
A homegrown literary magazine celebrates 20 years of playing Host to Texas and the world
"...includes photographs, drawings, paintings, plays by John Ashbery and Aristophanes, two sort-of novels, poems by Kenneth Koch and other..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Books Feature by Michael Agresta

'La Víctima': An old message still needing to be heard
As Teatro Vivo stages La Víctima, a groundbreaking look at Mexican-U.S. immigration, Rupert Reyes and Jorge Huerta discuss the play's origins and relevance
"...[Chicano theatre] has never been afraid of politics. But Aristophanes was political. Shakespeare was political. Being political is not..."

March 23, 2007 Arts Feature by Belinda Acosta

What a sampling of the Austin music scene wants for Christmas.
"...10) A copy of Aristophanes' Lysistrata..."

Dec. 26, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Not Just Another Pretty Face
With the Naughty Austin theatre company, there's more than meets the eye.
"...on the parodic parfait being that surefire laugh-getter since Aristophanes was a pup: men in skirts...."

Nov. 28, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin helps the Lysistrata Project become a global phenomenon, and Governor Rick Perry and Austin Mayor Gus Garcia speak out in favor of the Long Center.
" for war with Iraq with multiple readings of Aristophanes' comedy about women who withhold sex from men to..."

March 7, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin helps the Lysistrata Project become the Little Peace Project That Could, the Long Center says "no thanks, after all" to the $25 million in Waller Creek tunnel bond money, and Austin Shakespeare Festival launches a new reading series.
" reading Drue Robinson Hagan's new "woman's translation" of Aristophanes' Lysistrata under the direction of Robi Polgar, at the..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Book Smarts
New academic tomes explore diverse film genres
"...professors, that can be traced all the way from Aristophanes to Adam Sandler...."

July 26, 2002 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

Our readers talk back.
"...that the Greeks themselves were poking fun at (see Aristophanes for starters ...) by the latter half of the..."

March 29, 2002 Column

Theatre reviews! Film reviews! The Summer Smut Issue! Get your snipes here!
" your review of Summer Youth Theatre's production of Aristophanes' The Frogs ["Through the Eyes of a Kid," July..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Column

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