Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics: Plautus: Amphitruo (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics: Plautus: Amphitruo (Paperback)
zoom

Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics: Plautus: Amphitruo (Paperback)

(author), (editor)
£25.99
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 20/07/2000
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Plautus' Amphitruo is the sole specimen of mythological burlesque in ancient comedy to come down to us in nearly complete form. This sex farce delighted Roman audiences and readers for centuries and continues to inspire adaptations to this day. Dr Christenson utilizes recent work in performance criticism in conjunction with traditional philological analysis to provide new insights into the play in performance. The edition aims to recover the essence of Plautine spectacle from the most concrete details of staging to the complex performative dynamics played out among the actors themselves and the actors and the audience. Included in the Introduction is an account of the mythic and dramatic background to Plautus' play as well as of its influence in post-classical drama. Plautus' metres are explained in a manner students will find helpful and instructive. Dr Christenson presents a new text that includes stage directions in English.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521459976
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This is one of the most useful editions of Roman drama that have appeared in recent years ... the volume comprises eighty pages of a well-structured introduction and nearly two hundred pages of informative and illuminating commentary.' Mnemosyne
"David Christenson has produced an excellent edition that deals effectively with the specifics of the text while providing a comprehensive introduction to the various elements of Plautine comedy. He offers a wealth of information...an excellent bibliography and index...on the whole the text has been very nicely produced." BMCR

You may also be interested in...

Cicero
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Rumi Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Metamorphoses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Republic
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Mabinogion
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Histories
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Theogony and Works and Days
Added to basket
A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse
Added to basket
The Tain
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Complete Fables
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Electra and Other Plays
Added to basket
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Histories
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Poetics
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Riverside Chaucer
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.