1st version, presented at the Great Dunderhead – Skyward of 423BC. This work may be freely reproduced, stored and transmitted, electronically or otherwise, for any NON-COMMERCIAL purpose.
For use by any theatrical, educational or cinematic organisation, however, including a non-commercial one, permission must be sought. Under no circumstances should any of this work be used as part of a collage, which includes the work of other writers or translators. The stage has two buildings, the one opposite the other. At Stage Right is Strepsiades’ house. Xanthias climbs upon its roof and sets it on fire.
In Strepsiades’ house we see two beds upon which sleep Strepsiades and his son, Phidippides. Outside the house stands a small statue of Hermes. The sound of a rooster in the distance. Phiddipides snores and farts loudly, consistently and annoyingly. Strepsiades is having a hard time of it.