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Classical Drama and Theatre

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Is the author of this conundrum (Aristophanes of Byzantium) trying to recognize the power of theatre to capture a reflection of our lives and make us think about who and where we are? Or, is he implying that theatre presents an illusion which induces people to act in artificial ways and, at the same time that this form of madness can help us feel better about our lives, it also weakens our resistance to a bitter reality we would probably do better to combat actively? Or, is the point there is no real difference between theatre and life?

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