Comedies - Plautus was the creator of racy, raucous, hilarious
plays that will make modern audiences laugh as much as the first
Romans did. The comedies printed here show him at his best, and
Professor Segal's translations keep their fast, rollicking pace
intact, making these among the most readable and actable versions
available. His introduction considers Plautus's place in ancient
comedy, examines his continuing influence, and celebrates his
power to entertain. This volume includes The Braggart Soldier,
The Brothers Menaechmus, The Haunted House, and The Pot
The Comedies - This volume presents six plays by the third-century
B.C. Roman playwright who was beloved by the common people because
he spoke to them in their own language. In the Plautine spirit,
these new translations are addressed more to theatrical than
academic readers, lacking such information as the social contexts
of the plays, their transmission, and their impact on subsequent
literature. The plays are The Rope, The Pot of Gold, Two Sisters
Named Bacchis, The Entrepreneur, and The Savage Slave.
Menaechmus Twins & Two Other Plays - This volume offers
translations which exemplify at least two of Plautus' favorite
farcical devices: mistaken identity (The Menaechmus Twins)
and the scheming servant (Pseudolus). The Rope
is an example of his more romantic style.
- This volume includes Casina, the Casket Comedy, Curculio,
Epidicus, and The Two Menaechmuses.
Comedies - Includes Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, Bacchides,
Hecyra and Adelphoe.
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