In ancient Greece, it seems, boys and girls of Athens would risk anything to attend a play in the outdoor theatre of...

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LYSIS GOES TO THE PLAY

In ancient Greece, it seems, boys and girls of Athens would risk anything to attend a play in the outdoor theatre of Dionysus. Young Lysis to determined to see Alcestis, a tragedy by Euripides, even when his father is unable to accompany him. With his sister Callisto, whom he disguises as a boy, Lysis mounts the Acropolis for the exciting event. Callisto's identity is discovered after the play and the two children, guided by the statue of Athena, make their way home. An attempt is made to depict the values of the time, but without authentic motivation, the story is flat and pointless, disappointing from this author.

Pub Date: Nov. 5, 1962

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1962