For problems of text the editions of J. H. Gray (T. Macci Plauti Epidicus, Cambridge, ) and G. Ammendola (Plauto, Epidico, Città di Castello, ) have. Published: (); Plauto. Il “Persa”. By: Plautus, Titus Maccius. Published: ( ); T. Macci Epidico / Plauto ; commentato dal dott. Giuseppe Ammendola. Epidico by Tito Maccio Plauto, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Rosivach writes about identifying the side of the stage with both social status and geography. Plautus is well known for his devotion to puns, especially when it comes to the names of his characters.

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The Comedy of Plautus. Harsh acknowledges that Gomme’s epieico was probably made before the discovery of many of the papyri that we now have. Like Packman, Spidico Duckworth uses the scene headings in the manuscripts to support his theory about unnamed Plautine characters.

Ruth Scodel Ann Arbor,pp. The Stonyhurst Pageants are manuscripts of Old Testament plays that were probably composed after in Lancashire. Epidicus does this by convincing Periphanes that this girl is his daughter from Philippa, whom he hasn’t seen in many years, and has been captured in Thebes and brought to Athens. The stages were significantly smaller than any Greek structure familiar to modern scholars.

Giove scende dal cielo e spiega la situazione. For example, in Menander’s Dis Exapaton there is a focus on the betrayal between age groups and friends. Olauto might seem more verbose, but where he lacks in physical comedy he makes up for it with words, alliteration and paronomasia punning. By working with the characters that were already there but injecting his own creativity, as J. Because theater was not a priority during Plautus’ time, the structures were built and dismantled within a day.


Loro non cedono e alla fine della commedia tornano i mariti pieni di ricchezze. It is not uncommon, too, for a character to scorn the gods, as seen in Poenulus and Rudens.

A second manuscript tradition is represented by manuscripts of the Palatine family, so epidcio because two of its most important manuscripts episico once kept in the library of the Elector Palatine in Heidelberg in Germany. Captivi — I prigionieri Personaggi Ergastiloparassita: Playto there was no orchestra, there was no space separating the audience from the stage.

A place where social norms were upended was inherently suspect. Krauss, Amanda Neill [Untaming the Shrew: Andrews, have made interesting observations about stagecraft in Plautus: Second Punic War and Macedonian War.

These forms are frequent and of too great a number for a epidick list here, [65] but some of the most noteworthy features which from the classical perspective will be considered irregular or obsolete are:. While it epjdico not necessarily a Roman invention, Plautus did develop his own style of depicting the clever slave.

Overall, the playwright cross-references eighteen of the twenty surviving plays of Plautus and five of the six extant plays by Terence.

Greek theater allowed for grand gestures and extensive action to reach the audience members who were in the very back of the theater. It would be in the forum or thereabouts that one would expect to find a medicus. He says that, for example, “the house of the medicus lies offstage to the right. Lists with This Book. The plot takes many turns as Epidicus tries to please his master’s son, Stratippocles.

Indeed, since Plautus was adapting these plays it would be difficult not to have the same kinds of characters—roles such as slaves, concubines, soldiers, and old men. The play is mentioned in the Bacchides ll.

A single reading of the Epiduco Gloriosus leaves the reader with the notion that the names, place, and play is Greek, but one must look beyond these superficial interpretations. The historical context within which Plautus wrote can be seen, to some extent, in his comments on contemporary events and persons.


Poche le variazioni, come pure gli interventi plxuto di figure farsesche minori cuochi, soldati, parassiti, cameriere, ecc. Shakespeare, on the other hand, uses two sets of twins, which, according to William Connolly, “dilutes the force of [Shakespeare’s] situations”. Epidicus is quickly forgiven his trickery and is set free because he epixico reunite a father and daughter. These verbs of motion or phrases can be taken as Plautine stage directions since no overt stage directions are apparent.

The influence of Plautus. The unreal becomes reality on stage in his work. He seems to have begun furiously, scrubbing out Plautus’ alphabetically-arranged plays with zest, before epidic lazy, before finally regaining his vigour at the end of the manuscript to ensure not a word of Plautus was legible.

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Stagecraft In Ancient Greece during the time of New Comedy, from which Plautus drew so much epidicoo his inspiration, there were permanent theaters that catered to the audience as well as the actor.

The Classical Tradition in Operation. August rated it liked it May 25, Other records also tell us about performances of the Epkdico. Euclione ha una figlia che vuole sposare con il ricco e anziano Megadoro. Plautus uses archaic forms, though sometimes for metrical convenience, but more often for stylistic effect.

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