A brand-new translation of the world's maximum satirist.
With a signature type that's instantaneously bawdy and mild, in addition to a fearless penchant for lampooning the wealthy and strong, Aristophanes continues to be arguably the best satirist of all time. accumulated listed here are all eleven of his surviving plays-newly translated by means of the celebrated poet and translator Paul Roche.
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Berntzen was born in Norway on June 4, 1918. He appeared in numerous theatrical productions and many Shakespearean plays during his career. He was also featured in several films including Marenco (1964), Song of Norway (1970), and Vilde, the Wild One (1986). BETTIS, PAUL Canadian actor Paul Bettis died of lung cancer in Toronto, Canada, on August 4, 2005. He was 65. Bettis was born in England in 1940 and came to Canada in 1970. He began his career on stage in the 1970s as artistic director of the Theatre Second Floor.