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

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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 ...

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    • Title: Four Comedies by Plautus
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic UK
    • Print ISBN: 9780199540563, 019954056X
    • eText ISBN: 9780192638014
    • Edition: 2008
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