Stanford Classics in Theater

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Gender-swapped play takes on the ‘men’s rights’ movement

Stanford graduate students in classics translate and adapt an ancient Greek play to lampoon a modern political movement.

It’s a summer day in Sonoma Valley’s Bohemian Grove, where the country’s most powerful men gather to cavort, perform mysterious rituals and cement their social and political power. This year, however, they have a different agenda: whether to bar women from comedy and from voting. This is the premise of Men’s Rites: An Alt-Comedy, which…

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