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Lysistrata   

(SCENE:-At the base of the Orchestra are two buildings, the house


of LYSISTRATA and the entrance to the Acropolis; a winding and


narrow path leads up to the latter. Between the two buildings is the


opening of the Cave of Pan. LYSISTRATA is pacing up and down in


front of her house.)






LYSISTRATA


Ah! if only they had been invited to a Bacchic revelling, or a


feast of Pan or Aphrodite or Genetyllis, why! the streets would have


been impassable for the thronging tambourines! Now there's never a


woman here-ah! except my neighbour Cleonice, whom I see approaching


yonder.... Good day, Cleonice.


CLEONICE


Good day, Lysistrata; but pray, why this dark, forbidding face, my


dear? Believe me, you don't look a bit pretty with those black


lowering brows.


LYSISTRATA


Oh, Cleonice, my heart is on fire; I blush for our sex. Men will


have it we are tricky and sly....


CLEONICE


And they are quite right, upon my word!


LYSISTRATA

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