The Comedies

The Comedies

Description

The Roman dramatist Terence (c. 186-159 BC) adapted many of his comedies from Greek sources, rendering them suitable for audiences of his own time by introducing subtler characterization and more complex plots. In his romantic play, The Girl from Andros, Terence portrays a love affair saved by a startling discovery. The Self-Tormentor focusses on a man's remorse after sending his son to war, and The Eunuch depicts a case of mistaken identity. Phormio is as rich in intrigue as a French farce, while The Mother-in-Law shows two families striving to save a marriage and The Brothers contrasts strict and lenient upbringings. With their tight plots and spare dialogue, Terence gave his plays a sense of humanity that became a model in the Renaissance and greatly influenced Moliere.


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Details

Author(s)
Terence, Late Betty Radice
Format
Paperback | 400 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 17mm | 277g
Publication date
25 Nov 1976
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Annotated
Edition Statement
Revised ed.
ISBN10
014044324X
ISBN13
9780140443240
Bestsellers rank
384,024