By Mario Telò
Telò boldly strains Aristophanes’s upward push, sarcastically, to the defeat of his play Clouds on the nice Dionysia of 423 BCE. shut readings of his revised Clouds and different works, akin to Wasps, discover references to the sooner Clouds, provided by way of Aristophanes as his failed try and heal the viewers, who're mirrored within the performs as one of those dysfunctional father. during this proto-canonical narrative of failure, grounded within the unique emotions of other comedian modes, Aristophanic comedy turns into solid as a prestigious item, a tender, protecting cloak intended to safeguard audience from the debilitating results of rivals’ comedies and repair a feeling of paternal accountability and authority. institutions among troubled fathers and therapeutic sons, among viewers and poet, are proven to be on the heart of the discourse that has formed Aristophanes’s canonical dominance ever since.
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