T: Macci Plavti Captivi, Herausgegeben Von Edward A. Sonnenschein... Mit Einem Kritischen Apparate, und Zahlreichen, Noch Nicht Veröffentlichten Emendationen Von Richard Bentley Zum Ganzen Plautus...

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Adegi Graphics LLC, Jan 1, 1999 - 111 pages
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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by T. O. Weigel; W. Swan Sonnenschein and Allen in Leipzig; London, 1880.

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Plautus and Terence used stock characters (the young lovers, the clever slave, the irate father) and devices (mistaken identity), but each handled these conventions in his own distinct manner. Plautus was the son of a poor Umbrian farmer who may have fought in the Second Punic War. The playwright Plautus is said to have been a popular actor, true comedian, jovial, tolerant, rough of humor. He not only modeled his plays on the Greek New Comedy, but unhesitatingly inserted long passages translated from the Greek originals. He was the master of comic irony and, as its originator, copied by Moliere, Corneille, Jonson, Dryden and Fielding. Shakespeare based his Comedy of Errors on Plautus's Menaechmi. Of more than 100 plays, 21 survive.

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