Comedy Can Be Murder: An Aristophanes Murder-Comedy by Neil Ross

Comedy Can Be Murder: An Aristophanes Murder-Comedy

byNeil Ross

Kobo ebook | December 15, 2015

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Ancient Athens.  Up-and-coming comic playwright Aristophanes is accused of murdering his leading actor.  With only his one-liners, his brilliant slave Jeevus, and the strong arm of the leggy Lysistrata, he must solve the murder, dodge arrows, and produce the first known comic masterpiece -- against the backdrop of an absurd war.

Translating a recently unearthed manuscript, Professor Wagstaff has “cast” the novel with 24 modern comedians, thespians and politicians to help readers experience the familiarity of a fifth century audience.

*Marx Bros.*John Cleese*Mae West*Richard Pryor*W.C. Fields*Jim Carrey*George W. Bush* George Burns*Peter Sellers*Mel Brooks*Stephen Fry*Buster Keaton*Lucy Lawless*William Shatner*Andrea Martin*John Candy*Tommy Chong* Tony Blair*Zero Mostel & others don masks and phalluses for this intimate portrait of the ancient Athenian comedy scene. 

With a little onstage hemlock thrown in . . .

Neil Ross is a writer/comedian/amateur historian living in Toronto.  This is his first e-novel.

Title:Comedy Can Be Murder: An Aristophanes Murder-ComedyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2015Publisher:Neil RossLanguage:English

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