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Four Roman comedies / introduced by J. Michael Walton.

Title
Four Roman comedies / introduced by J. Michael Walton.
Publication
London : Methuen Drama, 2003.

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Additional Authors
  • Plautus, Titus Maccius
  • Terence
  • Walton, J. Michael, 1939-
  • McLeish, Kenneth, 1940-1997
  • Sargent, Michael.
  • Beacham, Richard C.
  • McLeish, Kenneth, 1940-1997.
Description
xxxi, 280 p.; 20 cm.
Summary
"Plautus and Terence are the only two Roman writers of comedies whose work has survived. So popular were Plautus' farces that his name alone was enough to pull in the crowds; Terence's dramas appealed to a more sophisticated audience and were regularly revised in later times. This volume brings together Plautus' The Haunted House (Mostellaria) in which the intrigues of a clever slave provide a virtuoso comic role; his Casina, or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Wedding, a fast moving romp, full of joie de vivre, Terence's The Eunuch, his greatest success and closest in style to the plays of Plautus; and his Brothers, a very modern comedy about how to bring up children."--Jacket.
Series Statement
Methuen drama
Uniform Title
Methuen drama.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Comedies
  • Translations
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
The haunted house / Plautus ; translated by Kenneth McLeish and Michael Sargent -- Casina, or A funny thing happened on the way to the wedding / Plautus ; translated by Richard Beacham -- The eunuch / Terence ; translated by Kenneth McLeish ; edited by Michael Sargent -- Brothers / Terence ; translated by J. Michael Walton.
ISBN
0413772969
LCCN
^^2003430388
OCLC
  • 51438601
  • SCSB-10863091
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library