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Staging Roman comedy : Pompeian painting and Plautus

Author: Richard C Beacham; Ian Charles Thompson; University of Warwick. Audio-Visual Centre.
Publisher: [Coventry, England] : Audio-visual Centre, University of Warwick, 1986.
Series: Ancient theatre & its legacy.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using both traditional scholarship, and an innovative interpretation of ancient wall painting, this program describes the type of temporary stage upon which Roman drama was first performed, documents the full-scale reconstruction of such a stage, and illustrates the rehearsal and presentation of a Roman comedy upon it. Filmed on location in Rome, Pompeii, and the Warwick Arts Centre.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Beacham; Ian Charles Thompson; University of Warwick. Audio-Visual Centre.
OCLC Number: 31510904
Credits: Sound recordist, Terry Williams ; vision engineer, Ken Thompson ; graphics, Clive Edwards.
Description: 1 videocassette (37 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Series Title: Ancient theatre & its legacy.
Other Titles: Pompeian painting and Plautus
Responsibility: written and presented by Richard Beacham ; produced and directed by Ian Thompson.

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Using both traditional scholarship, and an innovative interpretation of ancient wall painting, this program describes the type of temporary stage upon which Roman drama was first performed, documents the full-scale reconstruction of such a stage, and illustrates the rehearsal and presentation of a Roman comedy upon it. Filmed on location in Rome, Pompeii, and the Warwick Arts Centre.

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