Terence, The Comedies / Edition 1

Terence, The Comedies / Edition 1

by Oxford University Press, USA
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198149719

ISBN-13: 9780198149712

Pub. Date: 02/08/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Terence (?184-159 BC) was the outstanding comic playwright of his generation at Rome and one of the founding fathers of European comic drama. His plays have been imitated by authors as diverse as the nun Hrothswitha in the tenth century and P. G. Wodehouse in the twentieth. They deal with the love-life of adolescent boys and with associated tensions in their

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Terence (?184-159 BC) was the outstanding comic playwright of his generation at Rome and one of the founding fathers of European comic drama. His plays have been imitated by authors as diverse as the nun Hrothswitha in the tenth century and P. G. Wodehouse in the twentieth. They deal with the love-life of adolescent boys and with associated tensions in their relations with their fathers. They show love triumphing over obstacles of various kinds, and they also portray the problems that arise from ignorance, misunderstanding, and prejudice. They are true to universal elements of human experience, and audiences today can readily engage with the issues they raise. This new translation with introduction and explanatory notes aims to convey the liveliness of the plays as pieces written for the theater.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198149712
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/08/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

IntroductionThe Girl from Andros
Select Bibliography
The Girl from Andros
The Mother-in-Law
The Self-Tormentor
The Eunuch
Phormio
The Brothers
Explanatory Notes

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