Eight Great Comedies

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Plume Books, Jul 1, 1996 - Drama - 469 pages
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"The complete text of the world's great comedies from ancient times to the twentieth century"--Cover.

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User Review  - funfunyay - LibraryThing

Couldn't stand Aristophanes. Macchievelli is predictably amoral. At this point, I am beginning to think that perhaps, comedy does not stand the test of time the way tregedy does. Bad things are pretty ... Read full review

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The selection of 8 ranged from Aristophanes to Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest is really quite funny, a story of mistaken (and fake) identity. Read full review

Contents

An Introduction
7
THE COMEDIES
13
Mandragola translated
69
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Barnet is former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University.

About the Author:
William Westbrook Burton studied violin and chamber music at The Juilliard School of Music. He subsequently moved to the United Kingdom, where he has worked with various orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music, and Glyndebourne Touring Opera. As a writer he
has contributed to Music and Musicians and The Musical Times.Conversations About Bernstein is his first book.

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