The Pot Of Gold And Other Plays

The Pot of Gold and Other Plays
Publisher Penguin UK
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Category Drama
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780141911229
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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One of the supreme comic writers of the Roman world, Plautus (c.254-184 BC), skilfully adapted classic Greek comic models to the manners and customs of his day. This collection features a varied selection of his finest plays, from the light-hearted comedy Pseudolus, in which the lovesick Calidorus and his slave try to liberate his lover from her pimp, to the more subversive The Prisoners, which raises serious questions about the role of slavery. Also included are The Brothers Menaechmus, which formed the prototype for Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, and The Pot of Gold, whose old miser Euclio is a glorious study in avarice. Throughout, Plautus breathes new, brilliant life into classic comic types - including deceitful twins, scheming slaves, bitter old men and swaggering soldiers - creating an entertaining critique of Roman life and values.

The Pot of Gold and Other Plays
  • Author : Plautus
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2004-07-01

One of the supreme comic writers of the Roman world, Plautus (c.254-184 BC), skilfully adapted classic Greek comic models to the manners and customs of his day. This collection features a varied selection of his finest plays, from the light-hearted comedy Pseudolus, in which the lovesick Calidorus and his

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The Pot of Gold and Other Plays
  • Author : Titus Maccius Plautus,Plautus
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 1965

Plautus's broad humor, reflecting Roman manners and contemporary life, is revealed in these five plays: The Pot of Gold (Aulularia), The Prisoners (Captivi), The Brothers Menaechmus (Menaechmi), The Swaggering Soldier (Miles Gloriosus), and Pseudolus.

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The Pot of Gold and Other Plays
  • Author : Titus Maccius Plautus,Plautus
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 1965

Plautus's broad humor, reflecting Roman manners and contemporary life, is revealed in these five plays: The Pot of Gold (Aulularia), The Prisoners (Captivi), The Brothers Menaechmus (Menaechmi), The Swaggering Soldier (Miles Gloriosus), and Pseudolus.

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The Pot of Gold and Other Plays
  • Author : Titus Maccius Plautus,Plautus
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 1965

Plautus's broad humor, reflecting Roman manners and contemporary life, is revealed in these five plays: The Pot of Gold (Aulularia), The Prisoners (Captivi), The Brothers Menaechmus (Menaechmi), The Swaggering Soldier (Miles Gloriosus), and Pseudolus.

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The Pot of Gold And Other Stories
  • Author : Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
  • Publisher : tredition
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of

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T  Macci Plauti Aulularia
  • Author : Titus Maccius Plautus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1866

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Classical Comedy
  • Author : Aristophanes,Menander,Plautus,Terence
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2006-09-28

From the fifth to the second century BC, innovative comedy drama flourished in Greece and Rome. This collection brings together the greatest works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes' bold, imaginative Birds, and Menander's The Girl from Samos, which explores popular contemporary themes of mistaken identity and

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Four Comedies
  • Author : Plautus,
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2008-04-17

Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Molière's The Miser are two subsequent classics directly based on Plautine originals. The comedies printed here show him at his best, and Professor Segal's translations keep their fast, rollicking pace intact, making these the most

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The Rope and Other Plays
  • Author : Plautus
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2007-04-26

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

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Plays and Fragments
  • Author : Menander
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2004-07-29

Menander (c. 341-291 BC) was the foremost innovator of Greek New Comedy, a dramatic style that moved away from the fantastical to focus upon the problems of ordinary Athenians. This collection contains the full text of 'Old Cantankerous' (Dyskolos), the only surviving complete example of New Comedy, as well as

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The Rover
  • Author : Aphra Behn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998

Aphra Behn (1640-89) was both successful and controversial in her own lifetime; her achievements are now recognized less equivocally and her plays, often revived, demonstrate wit, compassion and remarkable range.This edition brings together her most important comedies in a single volume: The Rover, her best-known play; The Feigned Courtesans,

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Phil Gordon s Little Gold Book
  • Author : Phil Gordon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11

Since reigning poker expert Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book illuminated the strategies and philosophies necessary to win at No Limit Texas Hold’em, poker has changed quickly and dramatically. Today, Pot Limit Omaha is the game of choice at nosebleed stakes. The players are aggressive, the games are volatile,

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Five Comedies
  • Author : Plautus,Terence,Deena Berg,Douglass Parker
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999-03-12

"This is a book worthy of high praise... All versions are exceedingly witty and versatile, in verse that ripples from one's lips, pulling all the punches of Plautus, the knockabout king of farce, and proving that the more polished Terence can be just as funny. Accuracy to the original has

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The Haunted House  Mostellaria
  • Author : Titus Maccius Plautus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1955

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Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg
  • Author : Gail Carson Levine
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2011-08-31

Fairy Haven's newest arrival, Prilla, along with Rani and Vidia, embarks on a journey filled with danger, sacrifice, and adventure. The fate of Never Land rests on their shoulders.

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