The Acharnians

The Acharnians

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Overview


Synopsis

The Acharnians is a hilarious satire and an indictment of unnecessary war. The play follows the attempts of the hero Dicaeopolis to make a personal peace with the Spartans even though his native city of Athens is fighting in the Peloponnesian War. After side-stepping informers, the Athenian Assembly, a quarrelsome general, and the playwright Euripides, Dicaeopolis convinces the Chorus of Acharnians (coal-miners who have lost everything in the Spartan invasions), that maybe Athens' war isn't serving their interests after all.


Characters

Male

Spoken

Male

Spoken

Male

Spoken



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