Download Plautus in Performance: The Theatre of the Mind (Greek and by Niall W. Slater PDF

By Niall W. Slater

Plautus was once historical Rome's maximum comedian playwright, Shakespeare drew seriously on his plots, and his legacy is popular all through sleek drama. during this extended version of his winning booklet, certainly one of America's greatest Classical students introduces functionality feedback to the examine of Plautus' historic drama. as well as the unique precise experiences of six of the dramatists's performs, the method of functionality feedback, using conventions, and the character of comedian heroism in Plautus, this variation comprises new reviews on: * the induction into the area of the play * the scripted imitation of improvisation * Plautus's reviews on his earlier paintings * the character of 'tragicomedy'.

Show description

Read or Download Plautus in Performance: The Theatre of the Mind (Greek and Roman Theatre Archive,) PDF

Similar comedy books

I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow

Jonathan Goldstein concerns. A lot.

A 12 months prior to his 40th birthday, and Jonathan isn't the place he thinks he may be. without spouse, no young children, no automobile, and no house—not even a houseboat—what does he have?

Through a chain of splendidly humorous tales, Jonathan recounts the highs and lows of his final 12 months in his thirties, weighing in on subject matters corresponding to the mysterious McRib, no matter if an automated hand dryer can inform when you have a soul, and the underestimated energy of a toy poodle. choked with Jonathan's trademark wit, I'll grab the Day the next day to come is the story of 1 man's trip to discover a few nice fact on his highway to 40 . . . or perhaps no longer.

The Million Dollar Policeman

Certainly one of a chain of comedy/science fiction novels that includes slow-witted detective Frank Burly, via John Swartzwelder, the author of fifty nine episodes of The Simpsons.

(Unfortunately, no plot precis on hand wherever i will locate. I'll write one after I've learn it. )

The North Dakota Joke Book

''Do you recognize what the reliable tree of North Dakota is? '' a guy requested lately, sidling as much as an unsuspecting customer in an area tavern. ''No? It's a mobilephone pole. ''

Mike Dalton, a disk jockey for radio station KQDI in nice Falls, Mont. Mr. Dalton has assembled what he says is the world's greatest number of North Dakota jokes in 5 paperback books known as, accurately, ''Mike Dalton's North Dakota funny story Books. ''
His comic story Books Have offered 25,000 Copies

http://anonym. to/? http://www. amazon. com/The-North-Dakota-Joke-Book/dp/0818403365

A Sample:

The Anatomy of Harpo Marx

The Anatomy of Harpo Marx is a luxuriant, exact play-by-play account of Harpo Marx's actual hobbies as captured on display. Wayne Koestenbaum courses us throughout the 13 Marx Brothers movies, from The Cocoanuts in 1929 to like satisfied in 1950, to target Harpo's leader and but heretofore unexplored attribute—his profound and contradictory corporeality.

Extra resources for Plautus in Performance: The Theatre of the Mind (Greek and Roman Theatre Archive,)

Sample text

Why do you bother me when I'm working? l don't come around when you're loading garbage and bug you. * * * Look, buddy, l get paid to make a fool of myself. You're doing it for nothing. 51 I had a suit like that until my dad got a job. * * * Is this a blind date or did you volunteer for it? * * * You have a pretty wife. You must have gotten married over the phone. * * * You heckled me 20 years ago. I never forget a suit * * * I was going to get a suit like that, but I bought a Hershey Bar instead.

The other players laughed until the dog started winning all the money. " The dog's owner said, "Well, he's not all that smart. " My brother was so dumb in school the teacher always made him lead off in the spelling bee. * * * A guy and his wife were sitting at the bar and a drunk let out a big belch right in the guy's wife's ear. " . " * * * The Bishop called the Pope and said "jesus is walking down the street right now. " * * * A farmer rolled his truck into a ditch injuring some of his stock.

ETHNIC HUMOR I believe that in this day and age much of our sensitivity is totally misdirected. Many of our new "hip" generation - whatever "hip" generation means - will listen to comedians scream the foulest obscenities and laugh wildly. However, if you tell a truly funny and clean ethnic joke, they act offended. They most likely fail to understand that it is merely a joke and not intended to hurt anyone. We all have different traits and should be able to laugh at ourselves. And so..... • A Polish guy was in a police lineup on a rape case.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 46 votes