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    Description"The Nature of Roman Comedy remains the single most comprehensive guide to Roman comedy, and I do not see a rival work on the horizon. It places the genre in both a literary and a scholarly context. It provides a reliable introduction to the genre's main features and raises questions and problems in the genre's interpretation that remain relevant today....We could use such a classic on the shelf."-Sander M. Goldberg, University of California, Los Angeles Originally published in 1952, The Nature of Roman Comedy is still the fullest and most accessible introduction to the plays of Plautus and Terence, which constitute the corpus of Roman comedy. With attention to the specific aspects (such as staging conventions, plot structure, and character delineation) of each play, George E. Duckworth provides a readable synthesis that emphasizes the dramatic and humorous significance of the Roman comedies. Duckworth explains why these plays are important -and funny through discussion of suspense and irony, moral tone, and the humorous aspects of situation, character, and language. He places the comedies in the history of drama, extending from their bases in the lost Greek comedies to their influence on sixteenth-and seventeenth-century European playwrights including Moliere, Shakespeare, and Ben Johnson. Included are eight plates depicting scenes and characters from the comedies. For the second edition, Richard Hunter supplies a foreword and a bibliographical appendix, bringing up-to-date this enduring classic. George E. Duckworth was Professor of Latin at Princeton University.Richard Hunter is University Lecturer in Classics at Cambridge University. He is the author of The New Comedy of Greece and Rome.


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    Title
    The Nature of Roman Comedy
    Subtitle
    A Study in Popular Entertainment
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George E. Duckworth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 509
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780806126203
    ISBN 10: 0806126205
    Classifications

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    Edition
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Imprint name
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Publication date
    31 December 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Oklahoma