Lysistrata

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  • Lysistrata brings together all the women of Athens for an important meeting; however they don't all come on time which upsets her.
  • Where are all the women?!
  • She has a plan to stop the war that has been going on for years, she is certain it is the only way to stop the war. The other women are at first not convinced.
  • She reveals the women must perform a sex strike, swearing by a drink from a cup they would not have sex with their husbands until war is declared over.
  • NO SEX UNTIL PEACE
  • The women soon take over the Acropolis, the men soon struggling to take control against the sex strike. The chorus of men arrive with logs and fire to take control
  • Silly women stop taking control- that's our duty
  • Stratyllis and the chorus of newly strong women put out the fire, a magistrate tries to argue the women out. , while Lysistrata tries to defend the women, the magistrate can only shout sexist threats
  • *Sexist threats*
  • Lysistrata and Stratyllis, mocking the magisrate using a blanket and a veil show him how the women would run the City of Athens
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