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Four Comedies : The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; and The Pot of Gold - 96 edition

Four Comedies : The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; and The Pot of Gold (ISBN10: 0192838962; ISBN13: 9780192838964)
ISBN13: 978-0192838964
ISBN10: 0192838962

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0192831088
ISBN10: 0192831089

Summary: Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. In fact, 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, rapid dialogue, bawdy humor, and irreverent characterizations are the original work of an undisputed genius. The comedies printed here show him at his best, and Professor Segal's translations keep their fast, rollicking pace intact,
making these the most readable and actable versions available.
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Summary: Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. In fact, 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, rapid dialogue, bawdy humor, and irreverent characterizations are the original work of an undisputed genius. The comedies printed here show him at his best, and Professor Segal's translations keep their fast, rollicking pace intact, making these the most readable and actable versions available. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 09/28/1998
International: No



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