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On the one hand, this is an incredibly vulgar collection. Poop jokes and sex jokes abound. It almost makes South Park look mealy mouthed. One of my students told me it was utterly offensive and of no educational value and, honestly, I almost don't blame him. It is pretty shocking.But on the other hand, it is pure genius. Over 2,000 years later and still laugh out loud funny. Absurd. Satirical. Thought-provoking. I loved Poverty's monologue in Wealth. Not, however, an easy collection to read unin...
Assemblywomen by AristophanesEcclesiazusae“Forget about it „in the words of the wise Donnie Brasco and his chums This is not my cup of tea.So a short version of my notes on this work would be: I did not like itA longer alternative may be about anything but the play.Trying to be fair- there were some funny bits, mixed with horrible proto-communist tendencies.Yes, it is funny to read about the “first feminists „as they try to take over the power and the glory.In fact it reminded me of Monty Python...
Enjoyed Assemblywomen . A hoot.