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Evaluate the use of design elements in three key moments of the production of Lysistrata
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"Evaluate the use of design elements in three key moments of the production of Lysistrata."
Lysistrata, a comedy play by Aristophanes, is about the women of Greece going on a sex strike until the men of Greece stop waging war against each other. The play was presented with a modern twist that explored the themes of war, sexual frustration and feminism. The main colours in Lysistrata were black and yellow, which are the colours of the 'caution/do not pass sign' used in many countries. The way it was used in the play along with the tape used on the set suggests to the men in the play that they are not allowed to reach the women.
The costumes for the men in the play were modern and a mixture of formal and military, which represented high status men in charge of countries and possibly deciding to wage wars, while the women mainly wore sexy costumes that were intended to hint at the pleasures no one is being treated to. An example would be the scene where one of the women in sexy and barely any clothing arouses one of the men into desperation, he was
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