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The Menaechmus Twins and Two Other Plays
This collection, translated by Lionel Casson, includes three plays by the classic Latin writer Plautus: The Menaechmus, Pseudolus, and The Rope. The plays in this book are arranged alphabetically by their title.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 17th 1971 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published September 1971)
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Appendix A: The Theocratic Age (Harold Bloom's Western Canon)
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OMG!!! ROFLMAO!!! Well, that's what my students' reaction to reading Plautus' famous play of mistaken identity (the one from which all others are stolen, the ur-slapstick, if you will). You really need to read this guy's stuff. It's a bit risque, but it will have you in stitches. Early Roman comedy... better than any Eddie Murphy film out there.
Titus Maccius Plautus (c. 254 – 184 BC), commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest works in Latin literature to have survived in their entirety. He wrote Palliata comoedia, the genre devised by the innovator of Latin literature, Livius Andronicus. The word Plautine refers to both Plautus's own works and works similar to or influenced b ...moreMore about Plautus...