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From Greek Tragedy to Roman Comedy Fall of Oedipus vs. Rise of Pseudolus “Hubris”
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Comedy in Ancient Rome Plautus’s Pseudolus (191BCE)
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Integrated Performance Heritage Combined acting, dance, singing, music-making Improvisation
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Plautus (254-184BCE) and Ancient Roman Theatre Ancient Rome secularized what it borrowed from Greek theatrical culture {clip} No permanent theatres before 55 BC Only during Roman holidays (200+ per year) Temporary structures depended on slave labor Titus Maccius Plautus is earliest Latin writer whose work has survived Plautus played with language, e.g. alliteration p.295 (Act II) line 57 Latin scripts give no stage directions at all
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Theatre’s place in Ancient Roman life Gravitas vs. levitas National theatre seated entire free-born citizen population Leveling experience in hierarchical society Comedy as safety valve: escape from intense religious services (e.g. human sacrifice) on public holidays Breaking the rules onstage, while offstage discipline could be deadly…
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