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Unformatted text preview: o 1 st performance – 364 BCE (in Rome) o In response to epidemic o Foreign entertainment (Etruscan dancers) o Sketches with jokes o Livius Andronicus – Greek-style comedies with plot (240 BCE) o Rise of professional actors o Atellanae • Plautus o 205-184 BCE o Earliest Roman literature that are complete o 20 comedies o Style Jokes, not the situation, provide comedy Musical comedy performance with singing and flute player Canticum – set story Slaves who scheme for sake of scheming Written in verse o The Haunted House Philolaches – son Philomatium and Scapha (girlfriend [used to be salve] and her slave) Tranio – clever slave Theopropides – father Simo – neighbor Callidamates – friend...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course CLA 2120 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '08
- Oedipus Rex