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  • Title: Plautus In Performance: The Theatre Of The Mind
  • Author: Niall W. Slater
  • ISBN: 9780691066240
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The author introduces performance criticism to the study of ancient drama, drawing on studies of Shakespeare and modern drama, and demonstrates the fundamental non illusory nature of Plautine comedy This study of Plautus use of metatheatre the self conscious employment both of plot conventions and of stock characters to comment on their own theatricality offers a new uThe author introduces performance criticism to the study of ancient drama, drawing on studies of Shakespeare and modern drama, and demonstrates the fundamental non illusory nature of Plautine comedy This study of Plautus use of metatheatre the self conscious employment both of plot conventions and of stock characters to comment on their own theatricality offers a new understanding of the stage dynamics and effectiveness in the theatre of the work of Rome s greatest comic playwright, and in particular of a number of plays whose success as performances have been less well understood by 19th and 20th century scholarship.
    Plautus In Performance The Theatre Of The Mind The author introduces performance criticism to the study of ancient drama drawing on studies of Shakespeare and modern drama and demonstrates the fundamental non illusory nature of Plautine comedy T

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