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by Plautus,Erich Segal




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 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 more.
Download Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; The Pot of Gold (Oxford World's Classics) epub
ISBN: 019954056X
ISBN13: 978-0199540563
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
Author: Plautus,Erich Segal
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2008)
Pages: 288 pages
ePUB size: 1835 kb
FB2 size: 1980 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 464
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Gosar
Segal's translation has great wit. It does a great job at capturing at least some of the wit of Plautus' comedies. He does a great job of translating the Latin. I heartily recommend this translation.
Clandratha
Great for the college course.
MeGa_NunC
perfect
Domarivip
great product and fast service
Burgas
I didn't read all 4 comedies...yet...but nearing the 3rd. It is a good, safe bet that literal fundies will hate this. Politicians will learn a few things fr/ it too. This guy was far ahead of his time. Just like Thomas Paine eh. TV & movies virtually copy the story-lines fr/ it word by word. ;(. Goes to show that writers today don't have much imagination eh.
Dellevar
a worthwhile read for anyone. but look into it if your taking a college course on roman comedy especially though. it's not a quick read but a good one. the "brothers Menaechmus" stays the truest to roman comedy forn with the five staple characters all in there. not for those wiht short attention spans.
Mitars Riders
Bought for her granddaughter. Required for school.