PARAGRAPHAccess options available:. American Journal of Philology Euripides: For cleverness and sound advice, and because we make the men of the cities better. Thirty years ago, Robert Brustein, the dean of the Yale School of Drama, commissioned Burt Shevelove to restage a production of Aristophanes' Frogs that Shevelove wrote during his graduate school days at Yale in Shevelove asked Stephen Sondheim, with whom he had collaborated on A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum , to compose the lyrics for the musical numbers and Carmen de Lavallade to choreograph the dance pieces. The cast included students at the Yale School of Drama among the chorus were Christopher Durang, Meryl Streep, and Sigourney Weaver , and, as in , members of the Yale swim team were assembled for the frogs. Broadway columnists traveled to New Haven to review the [End Page ] performances, and, for the most part, the response was positive.