The Menaechmus Twins and Two Other Plays
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The Menaechmus Twins and Two Other Plays

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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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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.
Ms Athos
Roman comedies (farces, to be more precise) surprised me with their content. Humans haven't really changed much in 2300 years . . .
Adam Walker
"Comedy" hasn't changed much in 2000 years.
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