Spike Lee's Chi-raq & Aristophanes' Lysistrata

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You've Seen The Movie, Now Read The Book:

Spike Lee's Chiraq & Aristophanes' Lysistrata


Come to Polis on Tuesday, March 1 from 7:00-8:30 PM for a lively discussion of Aristophanes' ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata and Spike Lee's modern adaptation of the book, Chi-raq. The class will primarily focus on the Aristophanes comedy and we will use Spike Lee's film as a point of modern reference and comparison. And, as usual, we will have a robust selection of craft beers available to sample during class as part of Polis' Drinkers and Great Thinkers course series. The beers selected for this class will be from Chicago and the Midwest.

Learn more about Lysistrata here.

"Aristophanes' comic masterpiece of war and sex remains one of the greatest plays ever written. Led by the title character, the women of the warring city-states of Greece agree to withhold sexual favours with their husbands until they agree to cease fighting. The war of the sexes that ensues makes Lysistrata a comedy without peer in the history of theatre" - Goodreads

Find Reviews of Chi-raq here.

"Spike Lee's latest, Chi-Raq, is designed to provoke: women in Chicago's south side go on a "sex strike" to curb gang violence, cribbing from Lysistrata, Aristophanes' comic account of the Peloponnesian War."- NPR, Dec. 9, 2015

Click here to learn about options (in theaters and streaming) to watch Chi-raq in preparation for class on March 1.

Once you sign up, you will receive an email with instructions about the reading and watchin the film.




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