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ISSUE 116 VOL 7 PUBLISHED 11/1/2002

Arts and Entertainment

Stereotypes in drama addressed

On Tuesday Professor Christopher Faraone of the University of Chicago gave a talk about "Lysistrata," one of the three classic peace-plays of the Greek poet Aristophanes. This play can be read as either one of the first feminist texts in Western culture or one of the first depictions of pornography. Aristophanes uses this conflict for comedic effect.

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