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Title: Plautus: Amphitruo
Author: Christenson, David M
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2000
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521459976
Volumes: 1; Pages: 350
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This is the first edition of Platus' Amphitruo to appear in English for approximately forty years. It contains introductory essays, Latin text and a line-by-line commentary. Students will find this an indispensable tool in reading and translating the play, which was enormously popular in antiquity and has inspired modern adaptations by Molire, Giraudoux and Harold Pinter, among others. Dr. Christenson makes use of both current critical approaches to theater and traditional classical scholarship to offer many new insights into this delightful comedy.Analyses the play in light of contemporary performance criticismAssesses Plautus' place in ancient comedy and the play's influence in post-classical dramaFirst scholarly edition of the play in English in approximately forty yearsContentsIntroduction1. Plautus' life and times2. Roman comedy3. The play's the thing4. Background and sources5. Music, meter, and scansion6. Play without end7. Transmission of the text; T. MACCI PLAVTI AMPHITRVOCommentary.