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Four Roman comedies

Author: Titus Maccius PlautusTerence.J Michael WaltonKenneth McLeishMichael SargentAll authors
Publisher: London : Methuen Drama, 2003.
Series: Methuen.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Plautus and Terence are the only two Roman writers of comedies whose work has survived. So popular were Plautus' farces that his name alone was enough to pull in the crowds; Terence's dramas appealed to a more sophisticated audience and were regularly revised in later times. This volume brings together Plautus' The Haunted House (Mostellaria) in which the intrigues of a clever slave provide a virtuoso comic role;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedies
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Four Roman comedies.
London : Methuen Drama, 2003
(OCoLC)606979083
Online version:
Four Roman comedies.
London : Methuen Drama, 2003
(OCoLC)609090382
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Titus Maccius Plautus; Terence.; J Michael Walton; Kenneth McLeish; Michael Sargent; Richard C Beacham
ISBN: 0413772969 9780413772961
OCLC Number: 51438601
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xxxi, 280 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The haunted house / Plautus ; translated by Kenneth McLeish and Michael Sargent --
Casina, or A funny thing happened on the way to the wedding / Plautus ; translated by Richard Beacham --
The eunuch / Terence ; translated by Kenneth McLeish ; edited by Michael Sargent --
Brothers / Terence ; translated by J. Michael Walton.
Series Title: Methuen.
Responsibility: introduced by J. Michael Walton.
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"Plautus and Terence are the only two Roman writers of comedies whose work has survived. So popular were Plautus' farces that his name alone was enough to pull in the crowds; Terence's dramas appealed to a more sophisticated audience and were regularly revised in later times. This volume brings together Plautus' The Haunted House (Mostellaria) in which the intrigues of a clever slave provide a virtuoso comic role; his Casina, or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Wedding, a fast moving romp, full of joie de vivre, Terence's The Eunuch, his greatest success and closest in style to the plays of Plautus; and his Brothers, a very modern comedy about how to bring up children."--BOOK JACKET.

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