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Record Magazine Review of Three Plays of Aristophanes translated by Gary Beck


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By Zeus, Sex Violence and, Action! A review of Aristophanes Three Comedies Translated by Gary Beck and Jane Oliensis.

 

There is a mirthful brutality in the speech. Male and female, for the soul of Greece. Deigning to face authority, man woman or God(ess) all are subject to a thrashing. Whether it is to build a place in the sky for men to live as birds or to stop wars by withholding sex.

The true joy of these plays is to witness, walk among them and their bombast for them will not back down. Or the talk among the plotters and their audacious schemes. The more outrageous the better.

Upon the speech of Praxagora prepare to march around the theatre to face down war mongers bureaucrat and lawyers from a call to arms from the back row. To give up your worldly possessions for I am of an age that making love to an older woman or a younger woman it doesn’t matter who engage me first. Forgetting it is a book of plays/translations, Aristophanes Three Comedies is wicked fun and my suggestion is to partake in other works by Gary Beck at a theatre near you.

Godrey Logan, Chicago Record Magazine

Disruptions

by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

No doubt, the poet is an adept in the intimate and convincing analysis of emotions. An intense imaginative power in these poems draws its sustenance from the poet dreaming great dreams.


Wonderful Poetry – Greensilk Journal
 
Excellent – Winamop Magazine

Disruptions a 105 page poetry book in paperback with a price of $15.00 ISBN:978-9388319348 published byCyberwit Publishing. For  info or to request a review copy,
c0ntact: cyberwit@gmail.com

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/9388319346/

Gary Beck 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 27 poetry collections, 10 novels, 3 short story collections, 1 collection of essays and 1 collection of one-act 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). Earth Links, Too Harsh For Pastels, Severance, Redemption ValueFactional Disorder and Disruptions (Cyberwit Publishing. Forthcoming: Ignition Point). His novels include Extreme Change (Winter Goose Publishing). State of Rage and Wavelength (Cyberwit Publishing. Forthcoming: Protective Agency and Obsess). 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). Collected Essays of Gary Beck  (Cyberwit Publishing). The Big Match and other one act plays (Wordcatcher Publishing). Collected Plays of Gary Beck Volume 1 and Plays of Aristophanes translated, then directed by Gary Beck) (Cyberwit Publishing. Forthcoming: Collected Plays of Gary Beck Volume II). Gary lives in New York City.

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