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Four comedies : the braggart soldier, the brothers Menaechmus, the haunted house, the pot of gold

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus; Erich Segal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: World's classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first professional playwright in history, Plautus was the creator of racy, raucous, very funny plays that will make modern audiences laugh as much as the first Romans did. Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Moliere's The Miser are two subsequent classics directly based on Plautine originals. Plautus himself borrowed from the Greeks, but his jokes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedies
Translations into English
Named Person: Titus Maccius Plautus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Titus Maccius Plautus; Erich Segal
ISBN: 0192831089 9780192831088
OCLC Number: 57136525
Description: xlvi, 242 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: The braggart soldier --
The brothers Menaechmus --
The haunted house --
The pot of gold.
Series Title: World's classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Plautus ; translated with an introduction and notes by Erich Segal.

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These four comedies show some of the best work of one of the greatest influences on Western comedy. The translations maintain the original pace and humour, and the introduction considers Plautus'  Read more...

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