Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; The Pot of Gold

Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; The Pot of Gold

by Plautus
     
 

ISBN-10: 019954056X

ISBN-13: 9780199540563

Pub. Date: 06/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

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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. This volume includes, The Braggart Soldier, e Brothers Menaechmus, The Haunted House, and The Pot of Gold.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199540563
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
234,857
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Note on the Translations and the Text
Select Bibliography
The Braggart Soldier (Miles Gloriosus)1
The Brothers Menaechmus (Menaechmi)75
The Haunted House (Mostellaria)131
The Pot of Gold (Aulularia)187
Explanatory Notes224

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