The Comedies

The Roman dramatist Terence (c. 186-159 BC) adapted many of his comedies from Greek sources, rendering them suitable for audiences of his own time by introducing subtler characterization and more complex plots.

The Comedies

The Comedies

The Roman dramatist Terence (c. 186-159 BC) adapted many of his comedies from Greek sources, rendering them suitable for audiences of his own time by introducing subtler characterization and more complex plots. In his romantic play, The Girl from Andros, Terence portrays a love affair saved by a startling discovery. The Self-Tormentor focusses on a man's remorse after sending his son to war, and The Eunuch depicts a case of mistaken identity. Phormio is as rich in intrigue as a French farce, while The Mother-in-Law shows two families striving to save a marriage and The Brothers contrasts strict and lenient upbringings. With their tight plots and spare dialogue, Terence gave his plays a sense of humanity that became a model in the Renaissance and greatly influenced Molière.

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The Comedies
Language: un
Pages: 400
Authors: Terence
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-07-01 - Publisher: Penguin UK

The Roman dramatist Terence (c. 186-159 BC) adapted many of his comedies from Greek sources, rendering them suitable for audiences of his own time by introducing subtler characterization and more complex plots. In his romantic play, The Girl from Andros, Terence portrays a love affair saved by a startling discovery.
The Comedies of Pietro Aretino
Language: en
Pages: 351
Authors: William Michael Walensky
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973 - Publisher:

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The Comedies
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Aristophanes
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1853 - Publisher:

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Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Gwendolyn Compton-Engle
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-27 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book interprets the handling of costume in the plays of the ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes, using as evidence the surviving plays as well as vase-paintings and terracotta figurines. This book fills a gap in the study of ancient Greek drama, focusing on performance, gender, and the body.
The Comedies of Terence
Language: en
Pages: 535
Authors: Terence
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1853 - Publisher:

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