There is nothing quite like this use of a Chorus in the other plays. Meg Wolitzer adapted the story to 21st-century New Jersey in "The Uncoupling," in which a production of Lysistrata causes women to turn away from men. At the core of the film are interviews with the rape survivors themselves — people like Kori Cioca, who was beaten and raped by her supervisor in the U. Two day after Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta watched The Invisible War, he directed military commanders to hand over all sexual assault investigations to a higher-ranking colonel. The following list of identities mentioned in the play gives some indication of the difficulty faced by any producer trying to stage Lysistrata for modern audiences. Old Comedy[ edit ] Lysistrata belongs to the middle period of Aristophanes' career when he was beginning to diverge significantly from the conventions of Old Comedy. She explains to him the frustrations women feel at a time of war when the men make stupid decisions that affect everyone, and their wives' opinions are not listened to. The focus is on family ties and rehabilitation. David Brin 's post-apocalyptic novel The Postman , which had themes of duty, war, peace, and gender roles, is dedicated: A legendary misogynist  Orsilochus and Pellene: Lysistrata's debate with the proboulos magistrate is an unusual agon  in that one character Lysistrata does almost all the talking while the antagonist the magistrate merely asks questions or expresses indignation. Pakistan[ edit ] In Pakistan, conjugal visits prior to were permitted only under special circumstances. All sing a merry song in praise of Athene, goddess of wisdom and chastity, whose citadel provided a refuge for the women during the events of the comedy, and whose implied blessing has brought about a happy ending to the play.