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Barrett, David 1914-1998

Works: 10 works in 63 publications in 3 languages and 1,624 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PA3827, 882.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Barrett
The knights ; [and], Peace ; [and], the birds ; [and], the assemblywomen ; [and], Wealth by Aristophanes( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes is the only surviving representative of Greek Old Comedy, the exuberant, satirical form of festival drama which flourished during the heyday of classical Athenian culture in the fifth century BC. His plays are characterized by extraordinary combinations of fantasy and satire, sophistication and vulgarity, formality and freedom. Birds is an escapist fantasy in which two dissatisfied Athenians, in defiance of men and gods, bring about a city of birds, the eponymous Cloudcuckooland. In Lysistrata the heroine of the play organizes a sex-strike and the wives of Athens occupy the Akropolis in an attempt to restore peace to the city. The main source of comedy in the Assembly-Women is a similar usurpation of male power as the women attempt to reform Athenian society along utopian-communist lines. Finally, Wealth is Aristophanes' last surviving comedy, in which Ploutos, the god of wealth is cured of his blindness and the remarkable social consequences of his new discrimination are exemplified
Frogs and other plays by Aristophanes( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The master of ancient Greek comic drama, Aristophanes combined slapstick, humour and cheerful vulgarity with acute political observations. In The Frogs, written during the Peloponnesian War, Dionysus descends to the Underworld to bring back a poet who can help Athens in its darkest hour, and stages a great debate to help him decide between the traditional wisdom of Aeschylus and the brilliant modernity of Euripides"--Publisher website (August 2007)
The wasps ; The poet and the women ; The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps - The poet and the women - The frogs; Aristophanes was the last and greatest of the Old Attic Comedians - Today much of the humour and fantasy seems oddly contemporary
Catalogue of the Wardrop Collection and of other Georgian books and manuscripts in the Bodleian Library by David Barrett( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices from Finland, an anthology of Finland's verse and prose in English, Finnish and Swedish by Elli Tompuri( Book )

7 editions published in 1947 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision by Kai Laitinen( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes by Aeschylus( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 BCE), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens and fought against the Persians at Marathon. He won the tragic prize at the City Dionysia thirteen times between ca. 499 and 458, and in his later years was probably victorious almost every time he put on a production, though Sophocles beat him at least once
Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers plays by one of the world's greatest comic dramatists in a bilingual edition
Catalogue of the Caro Minasian collection of Armenian printed books by Wadham College( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The knights ; [and], Peace ; [and], the birds ; [and], the assemblywomen ; [and], Wealth by Aristophanes( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.32 for Aeschylus, ... to 1.00 for The knight ...)

Frogs and other playsThe wasps ; The poet and the women ; The frogsAristophanes