Penguin Classics: The Rope & Other Plays

Penguin Classics: The Rope & Other Plays by Plautus
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ISBN
9780140441369
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
288
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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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, Molière 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.
ISBN:
9780140441369
Publication Date:
01 / 01 / 1964
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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