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Oxford readings in Menander, Plautus, and Terence

Author: Erich Segal
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford readings in classical studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume of essays examines the origins of modern comedy. It looks at the quiet domestic dramas of Menander; the farces of Plautus; and the comedies of Terence. The introduction sets all the  Read more...

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Oxford readings in Menander, Plautus, and Terence.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606806372
Named Person: Menander, of Athens; Titus Maccius Plautus; Terence; Menander; Terence; Menandro; Titus Maccius Plautus; Afro Publio Terencio; Ménandre, d'Athènes; Plaute; Térence; Menander.; Titus Maccius Plautus; Publius Terentius Afer; Menander, of Athens.; Titus Maccius Plautus; Terence.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Segal
ISBN: 0198721935 9780198721932 0198721927 9780198721925
OCLC Number: 47364071
Description: xxvii, 280 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Euripidean comedy / Bernard Knox --
Conventions of the comic stage and their exploitation by Menander / E.W. Handley --
Marriage and prostitution in classical New Comedy / D. Wiles --
Love and marriage in Greek New Comedy / P.G. McC. Brown --
Tragic space and comic timing in Menander's Dyskolos / N.J. Lowe --
Plautus and the public stage / Erich Gruen --
Traditions of theatrical improvisation in Plautus : some considerations / Gregor Vogt-Spira --
Plautus' mastery of comic language / W.S. Anderson --
Menaechmi : Roman comedy of errors / Erich Segal --
Crucially funny, or Tranio on the couch : the Servus callidus and jokes about torture / Holt Parker --
Aulularia : city-state and individual / D. Konstan --
Art of deceit : Pseudolus and the nature of reading / A.R. Sharrock --
Theater of Plautus : playing to the audience / Timothy J. Moore --
Theatrical significance of duplication in Plautus' Amphitruo / Florence Dupont --
Amphitruo, Bacchae, and metatheatre / Niall W. Slater --
Originality of Terence and his Greek models / Walther Ludwig --
Dramatic balance of Terence's Andria / Sander M. Goldberg --
Terence's Hecyra : a delicate balance of suspense and dramatic irony / Dwora Gilula --
Problems of adaptation in the Eunuchus of Terence / J.A. Barsby --
Intrigue of Terence's Self-tormentor / J.C.B. Lowe --
Phormio parasitus : a study in dramatic methods of characterization / W. Geoffrey Arnott.
Series Title: Oxford readings in classical studies.
Other Titles: Menander, Plautus, and Terence
Responsibility: edited by Erich Segal.
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... a welcome addition to the study of "New Comedy" ... a very useful book ... the collection should help to dispel the myth that these comedies all tell 'the same basic story'. The Journal of Read more...

 
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