Greek and Roman Theater and the play Lysistrata

After reading Ch. 10: Greek and Roman Theater and the play Lysistrata please participate in the following discussion.

Lysistrata is a fun and amusing play but I want to keep in mind that it was also intended as an irreverent view of the Peloponessian War. It was as much a critique of history — pretty recent history at the time — as it was a form of entertainment. For this week’s discussion board assignment I want you to consider this and then respond to one of the two questions below:

If you were to give a similar treatment to a modern event, what would it be and how would you satirize it?

Some things to consider:

What is the event and why?
What would the oversize props and grotesque masks add to the production?
How do you think audiences would respond to the production?

If you were to present these plays today, how much of the original stylings would you use and what would you adjust?

Some things to consider:

Do you think he gave a successful presentation? Why or why not?
Did he have a larger message? What was it?
He had a framing device early on with kids and their love of dinosaurs. Was this useful?
What did you think of his technique?