Lysistrata : Female Power & Democracy
The Documentary featuring Jane Fonda, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Carol Jenkins, Katha Pollitt focuses on the provocative ideas in Aristophanes' classic Greek play Lysistrata. A comedy about a sex strike to end war, presages the rise of female leadership from a joke to a necessary reality.
Other scholars who expose the ancient connections between violence, sex, drama, and politics, include: Dean of Hofstra Drama James Kalb, Yale's Greek drama scholar Victor Bers, Elizabeth Scharffenberger from Columbia, Mary English from Monclair State (on the role of women), Jeffrey Hurwitt (on Greek forms in modern architecture) and many others.
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