"Lysistrata Staging: No Sex Without Peace"-Introduction (01:35)
This is the complete 2006 staging of Aristophanes' shocking ancient comic masterpiece that was excerpted in the PBS documentary with Jane Fonda — Lysistrata: Female Power and Democracy. This popular staging features Iris McQuillan-Grace in the title role and a talented ensemble cast and shows why sexual politics are timelessly funny. It was originally produced in 2006 and remastered in HD in 2016. In this opening segment, the goddesses Athena and Aphrodite set the stage for the play. (Credits)
"Lysistrata": Prologue (14:53)
Lysistrata summons all the women of the area; Kleonike is the first to arrive. Lysistrata tells the women of her plan to end the war. The women eventually agree, swear an oath, and go to the Citadel.
"Lysistrata": Agon (14:07)
Men try to break down the barriers at the Citadel and threaten violence. The women vow to put out their fire. The Official criticizes the women and orders the men to breach the gates; the men are afraid to approach and the women eventually go inside.
"Lysistrata": Parabis (14:30)
The Official enters the Citadel and learns the women intend to administer the Treasury. The women taunt the Official and Lysistrata reveals some of their plan. Cynaloplex gathers the men to train for a new kind of warfare.
"Lysistrata": Episode I (11:15)
The men send Clysthenes to seek terms. Lysistrata responds to threats by declaring the women can holdout forever. Later, Lysistrata becomes frustrated that some of the women have abandoned the cause. She eventually rallies the women and restores discipline.
"Lysistrata": Episode II (13:30)
Kinesias arrives at the Citadel and begs Myrrhine to come down. She seduces her husband and asks if he will vote for peace. When he says he will think about it, she leaves. Kinesias calls out to Cynaloplex.
"Lysistrata": Episode III (08:30)
A Spartan soldier arrives with a cipher, lamenting the state of Spartan men. The Official tells the soldier to return and send envoys. Later, Lysistrata and her comrade encounter Cynaloplex and invite him to the Citadel.
"Lysistrata": Exodos (09:40)
Spartan envoys arrive; Lysistrata enters with her handmaiden. The goddess of reconciliation teases the men while Lysistrata scolds them. Lysistrata invites the men to the Acropolis. After the feast, the men acknowledge the women as equals.
Credits: Lysistrata Staging: No Sex Without Peace (01:19)
Credits: Lysistrata Staging: No Sex Without Peace
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