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Four Comedies : The Braggart Soldier, The Brothers Menaechmus, The Haunted House, The Pot of Gold (Oxford World's Classics)

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  • Seller:MclEckert
  • Sales Rank:1,242,386
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:New edition
  • Pages:288
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):7.6 x 5.1 x 0.7
  • Publication Date:November 19, 1998
  • ISBN:0192838962
  • EAN:9780192838964
  • ASIN:0192838962
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Synopsis
Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. In fact, Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Moliere's the Miser are two subsequent classics directly based on Plautine originals. Plautus himself borrowed from the Greeks, but his jokes, rapid dialogue, bawdy humor, and irreverent characterizations are the original work of an undisputed genius. The comedies printed here show him at his best, and Professor Segal's translations keep their fast, rollicking pace intact, making these the most readable and actable versions available. This volume includes, The Braggart Soldier, e Brothers Menaechmus, The Haunted House, and The Pot of Gold.

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