The Birds

The Birds

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Synopsis

The play tells the story of two Athenians, Pithetaerus and Euelpides, who set out in search of a better life than the one they have known in the crowded, noisy city which is full of annoying pests such as poets, lawyers, philosophers and tax collectors. They seek out Epops, the king of the birds, for advice on an ideal place to settle. After some thought, they decide that the life of the birds is ideal for them and convince the king to create a new city, Cloud Cuckoo-land. They believe that having control of the air and the sacrificial smoke that passes through it will give them power to control both the gods and the mortals on Earth.



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Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast