Press Release – Three Plays By Aristophanes

Three Plays By Aristophanes
Translated then Directed by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release
 

Translated for the stage by Gary Beck and Jane Oliensis, three of the oldest, funniest comedies of Aristophanes are now available to those who love a good read. Great characters and stories, including the sexiest anti-war play ever written, Lysistrata, about a strong, determined woman who could be a role model for women concerned with issues today. Women in Assembly and The Birds are also delightful fun.

Bird Ballet: A dance to Stravinsky’s music for Aristophanes ‘The Birds’. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibXdBAStzdg&feature=youtu.be

Summer Birds; Outdoor performances of ‘The Birds’ in public spaces.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkr9AKdoxN8

Three Plays By Aristophanes a 257 page book, in paperback $20.00, ISBN: 9789390202935  published byCyberwit Publishing. For  info or to request a review copy, c0ntact:  cyberwit@gmail.com

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/9390202930

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director and worked as an art dealer when he couldn’t earn a living in the theater. He has also been a tennis pro, a ditch digger and a salvage diver. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines and his published books include 26 poetry collections, 10 novels, 3 short story collections, 1 collection of essays and 2 collections of  plays. Published poetry books include:  Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations, Rude Awakenings, The Remission of Order, Contusions and Desperate Seeker (Winter Goose Publishing. Forthcoming: Learning Curve and Ignition Point). Earth Links, Too Harsh For Pastels, Severance and Redemption Value (Cyberwit Publishing. Forthcoming: Fractional Disorder). His novels include a series ‘Stand to Arms, Marines’: Call to Valor, Crumbling Ramparts and Raise High the Walls (Gnome on Pig Productions) and Extreme Change (Winter Goose Publishing). Wavelengthwill be published by Cyberwit Publishing. His short story collections include: A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing) and Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories (Wordcatcher Publishing). The Republic of Dreams and other essays (Gnome on Pig Productions). The Big Match and other one act plays(Wordcatcher Publishing). Collected Plays of Gary Beck Volume 1 and: Aristophanes Three Plays translated, then directed by Gary Beck (Cyberwit Publishing). Gary lives in New York City.


Cyberwit Publishing seeks to publish the best in poetry from novices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries. www.cyberwit.net

Fractional Disorder Review by LB Sedlacek

Fractional Disorder Review by LB Sedlacek

 

The mechanics of existence fall into these

frank but rich poems in this new collection

by Beck.  He has a marvelous ear for

verse, layers of meaning behind each one.

There is a clear sense of emotion combined

with a sensitive ear for language. 

 

From his poem “Borders”:

“I crossed the Rio Grande / late one night /

escorted by the coyote / who wanted my

body / as much as my money.”

Lines like those tear at your soul, heart,

and seep into your brain. He’s not afraid

to write what everyone may be thinking

but not saying out loud.

 

From his poem “Tendencies”:

“First factories went abroad / then jobs

followed, / capitalists / only concerned

with profit, / luxurious life, / forget the

toilers / who do the labor / that keep

things running.”  Beck puts it out there

in his poems, each page a glimpse into

his world view, and maybe yours too.

Review of Wave Length

Here is the review of Wave Length posted by Lb Sedlacek on Facebook.

5 out of 5 stars A fun and entertaining beach read in more ways than one “I really enjoyed this book so much savoring every chapter. I didn’t want it to end. It is a coming of age tale of a would be surfer who also does well in business specifically digital design and of course surfing. It is simply fun to read. Beck has a concise writing style which I appreciate because it gives you a good idea of what the characters are really like. I hope he writes a sequel.”

Collected Essays of Gary Beck 



For Immediate Release

 

A collection of political, social, economic and cultural essays that explore current conditions in a troubled world. A collection of his best essays with concerns for modern world and its interaction with the government body that rules over it.

A thoughtful provoking collection for the modern age and future – Alexis Allison

Makes connections with rare clarity about USA – The Wimpole Street Gazette

Justifiable criticism of the poet in our culture – Consciousness Literature and the Arts

Very Provocative – Poetic Matrix Press

Collected Essays of Gary Beck is a 168 page paperback with a price of 15.oo ISBN-10: 9390202701 and the Kindle is $2.99 published by Cyberwit Publishing. For  information or to request a review copy,
c0ntact: cyberwit@gmail.com

https://www.amazon.com/dp/9390202701/

Gary Beck has has spent most of his adult life as a theatre director and worked as an art dealer when he couldn’t earn a living in the theater. He has also been a tennis pro, a ditch digger and a salvage diver. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines and his published books include 28 poetry collections, 11 novels, 3 short story collections, 1 collection of essays and 2 collection of plays. Published poetry books include:  Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations, Rude Awakenings, The Remission of Order, Contusions and Desperate Seeker (Winter Goose Publishing. Forthcoming: Learning Curve and Ignition Point). Earth Links, Too Harsh For Pastels, Severance, Redemption Value and Factional Disorder (Cyberwit Publishing). His novels include a series ‘Stand to Arms, Marines’: Call to Valor, Crumbling Ramparts and Raise High the Walls (Gnome on Pig Productions) and Extreme Change (Winter Goose Publishing). Wavelength (Cyberwit Publishing). His short story collections include: A Glimpse of Youth(Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing) and Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories (Wordcatcher Publishing). Colledted Essays of Gary Beck (Cyberwit Publishing). The Big Match and other one act plays (Wordcatcher Publishing). Collected Plays of Gary Beck Volume 1 (Cyberwit Publishing. Forthcoming: Plays of Aristophanes translated, then directed by Gary Beck). Gary lives in New York City.

Cyberwit Publishing seeks to publish the best in poetry from novices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries. www.cyberwit.net