In Our Time: Comedy in Ancient Greek Theatre

BBC Radio gives you the chance to spend a delightful 45 minutes listening to a discussion about ancient Greek theater, focusing on Greek comedy and its role in the analysis of Greek democracy. Aristophanes’ comedies are a hoot, and are truly classics because their themes resonate across the ages into today’s life. If you haven’t read any of Aristophanes’ plays, there are recommendations of translations of his plays, as well as comedies by Menander. Learn the derivation of the word comedy, and find out how comedy developed in ancient Greece.

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