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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.