The Rope and Other Plays

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  • Title: The Rope and Other Plays
  • Author: Plautus E.F. Watling
  • ISBN: 9780140441369
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. By itself, the comedy of Plautus is not inherently bad It is composed primarily of mutually exclusive scenes featuring the same characters placed adjacently to one another, with very little thought put into arrangement, delivery or humour To the modern reader, Plautus is IRONIC, not COMEDIC, because his plays are characterised by such tropes as the long lost daughter who just happens to still possess trinkets given to her by her father when she was a baby The Rope or one man pretending to be som [...]


  2. Plautus was dynamic, and this selection of plays is a perfect sampling of his talent s many facets It has been well said by D.C Berman that finding ancient comedies, including Shakespeare, really funny just means you re trying too hard, for comedy, unlike tragedy, evolves with the times Nevertheless, these plays are fascinating, for they display, in rudimentary form, the mastery of eternal comic technique Everything you like about Mel Brooks is here, from mutually duplicitous interlocutors, to r [...]



  3. Roman Adaptations of Greek Comedies18 February 2011 This collection of Roman plays is what is generally considered new comedy To put things into perspective the old comedy of classical Athens is very slapstick, political humour with a lot of fantasy elements, while the new comedy is like a modern sitcom Granted, some sitcoms are quite funny, but I generally compare them with sitcoms like the Crosby Show for those who remember it I m not a big fan of such sitcoms myself It does not mean that thi [...]


  4. Plautus 254 184B.C THE ROPE AND OTHER PLAYS I already did an earlier survey on Plautus His Life and Times so I ll skip it this time around Apparently, this collection and the earlier one of his plays represent those that are fully attributable to him and to him alone There are still disagreements among scholars as to the originality of some of the plots many being translations from the Greek but those discussions are of interest to the purist only For the average reader these plays represent a [...]


  5. I would classify Plautus as the writer of farces For most of his works that I ve read, they involve extravagant mistaken identities, unbelievable coincidences, and, of course, lost twins While some plays, like The Prisoners, touch on the meaning of freedom, most feature stock characters the clever slave, the boasting general, the lovelorn youths The stage action consists of silliness, slap stick, punning and general mayhem.It s not great literature, but it is entertaining theatre, well targeted [...]


  6. I especially liked the last play, Amphitryo I loved the slave s part I want to memorize his speech about the battle Anyway Glad I stumbled upon this in a used book store Definitely worth the reader, especially for those who like Aristophanes and Sophocles and Shakespeare.


  7. I read Plautus s The Rope when studying classics.I feel a need to read again its intricacies of plot before writing review


  8. I just remember really liking the lecture that went along with this, and that I was laughing while reading it.





  9. I read this after picking up a copy from the second hand book table at a bird reserve It s certainly interesting, and even quite entertaining, despite the intervening centuries.