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Why is Aristophanes called "The Father of Comedy"? - Mark Robinson

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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.

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  • Educator Mark Robinson
  • Director Anton Bogaty
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt
  • Script Editor Brendan Pelsue
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  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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