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Five Comedies: Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, Bacchides, Hecyra and Adelphoe

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Publisher Comments:

This is a book worthy of high praise. . . . All versions are exceedingly witty and versatile, in verse that ripples from one’s lips, pulling all the punches of Plautus, the knockabout king of farce, and proving that the more polished Terence can be just as funny. Accuracy to the original has been thoroughly respected, but look at the humour in rendering Diphilius’ play called Synapothnescontes as Three’s a Shroud. . . . Students in schools and colleges will benefit from short introductions to each play, to Roman stage conventions, to different types of Greek and Roman comedy, and there is a note on staging, with a diagram illustrating a typical Roman stage and further diagrams of the basic set for each play. The translators have paid more attention to stage directions than is usually given in translations, because they aim to show how these plays worked. This is a book to be used and enjoyed. --Raymond J. Clark, The Classical Outlook

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xii-xiii).

Table of Contents

Major Blowhard = Miles Gloriosus. Double bind = Menaechmi. The wild, wild women = Bacchides / Plautus — The mother-in-law = Hecyra. The brothers = Adelphoe / Terence.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872203624
Subtitle:
Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, Bacchides, Hecyra and Adelphoe
Author:
Berg, Deena
Author:
Parker, Douglass
Author:
Terence
Author:
Plautus
Author:
Plautus, Titus Maccius
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Location:
Indianapolis :
Subject:
Latin drama
Subject:
Latin drama (Comedy) -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Hackett Classics
Publication Date:
19990915
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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