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Aristophanes, often referred to as the Father of Comedy, wrote the world’s earliest surviving comic dramas. They're stuffed full of parodies, songs, sexual jokes and surreal fantasy -- and they’ve shaped how comedy’s been written and performed ever since. Mark Robinson shares a brief history of Aristophanes.
Lesson by Mark Robinson, directed by Anton Bogaty.
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TED-Ed, . (2020, May 12). Why is Aristophanes called the Father of Comedy?. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/2026/
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