New Comedy of Greece and Rome by Richard L. Hunter
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New Comedy of Greece and Rome
By Richard L. Hunter

The New Comedy of Greece and Rome

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New Comedy of Greece and Rome by Richard L. Hunter

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In writing this book on the plays of New Comedy the author's aim is to fill a gap in the existing literature by concentrating on what one might look for in watching and reading these plays and why such an exercise might be pleasurable. The social comedy of Menander, Plautus and Terence provided a style of comic drama which was to prove the root of all subsequent western comedy. Dr Hunter gives a literary account of this drama, placing it in its ancient context and then ranging over a number of specific topics and themes: the dramatic craft of the poets, their exploration of how to give variety to stereotyped plots and characters, the presentation of women, the use of language and themes from tragedy, the place of moralising and philosophy. All Greek and Latin is translated.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521316521
ISBN-10: 0521316529
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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