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The Rope and Other Plays

Plautus E.F. Watling E.F. Watling


9780140441369

Penguin


Plays & playscripts


Paperback

288 pages

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Brilliantly adapting Greek New Comedy for Roman audiences, the sublime comedies of Plautus (c. 254 -184 bc ) are the earliest surviving complete works of Latin literature. The four plays collected here reveal a playwright in his prime, exploring classic themes and developing standard characters that were to influence the comedies of Shakespeare, Moliere and many others. In The Ghost, a dissolute son who has squandered his father's money is thrown into disarray when he returns from abroad, a theme that is explored further in the comedy of errors A Three-Dollar Day. In The Rope - regarded by many as the best of Plautus' plays - the shipwreck of a pimp and his slaves leads to the touching reunion of a father and his daughter, while Amphitryo, Plautus's only excursion into divine mythology, offers a cheerful account of how Jupiter became father to Hercules.

By:   Plautus
Edited by:   E.F. Watling
Translated by:   E.F. Watling
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   213g
ISBN:   9780140441369
ISBN 10:   0140441360
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   January 1964
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

TITUS MACCIUS PLAUTUS (c. 254-184 B.C.)

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