The Rope and Other Plays

The Rope and Other Plays $18.99

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The plays of Plautus (c. 254-184 BC) are the earliest complete works of Latin literature we possess. Plautus adapted for the amusement of Roman audiences the Greek New Comedy of the fourth century. His wit is clever and satirical and his entertaining portrayal of slaves firmly set the style for the 'low' characters of Elizabethan comedy, Molière, and many others

In this translation E. F. Watling presents, in a form suitable for the modern stage, The Ghost (Mostellaria), The Rope (Rudens), possibly the best of the plays, A Three-Dollar Day (Trinummus) and Amphitryo, a cheerful account of how Jupiter begot Hercules

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