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9780140441369

Rope and Other Plays

Rope and Other Plays
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140441369
  • ISBN: 0140441360
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

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Plautus, Titus Maccius, Watling, E. F., Watling, E. F.

SUMMARY

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, Moliére 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.Plautus, Titus Maccius is the author of 'Rope and Other Plays', published 1964 under ISBN 9780140441369 and ISBN 0140441360.

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