Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; The Pot of Gold

Four Comedies The Braggart Soldier The Brothers Menaechmus The Haunted House The Pot of Gold 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 him

  • Title: Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; The Pot of Gold
  • Author: Plautus Erich Segal
  • ISBN: 9780199540563
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 printPlautus 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.About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1 thought on “Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; The Pot of Gold”

    1. Yes, I read these plays twice in two editions, what is my life. They are so much better than Menander - not didactic and hey, with wordplay!

    2. I read the third and fourth plays - Haunted House and Pot of Gold - a few months ago and really enjoyed them, so I decided a couple days ago that I should finish the book. Indeed, it was definitely worth the read.This translation was awe-inspiring. Beautifully worded, with an almost lyrical style (forsooth, I read it mentally as if a song), clever word-play, witty witticisms. I haven't checked yet, but I do so hope that this translator has more, many more, for if he does I shall search for them [...]

    3. Plautus - A Roman comic playwrite circa 200 BC.I was a little hesitant to read this as the only other comedies I've read from ancient times were terrible (the Greek comic playwrite Aristophanes).But these were rather enjoyable and an easy read. Probably due to a good translation.

    4. I only have read the Braggart Soldier, but it was extremely clever, and actually quite enjoyable to read. One of the best classical works in my opinion.

    5. Segal's translations are good, but I hate having the notes at the back of the book rather than the bottom of the page.

    6. Read The Brothers Menaechmus for my theater class. It was pretty funny (for being from Ancient Roman times) and easy to read.

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