The Resource Reading Roman comedy : poetics and playfulness in Plautus and Terence, Alison Sharrock

Reading Roman comedy : poetics and playfulness in Plautus and Terence, Alison Sharrock

Label
Reading Roman comedy : poetics and playfulness in Plautus and Terence
Title
Reading Roman comedy
Title remainder
poetics and playfulness in Plautus and Terence
Statement of responsibility
Alison Sharrock
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For many years the domain of specialists in early Latin, in complex metres and in the reconstruction of texts, Roman comedy has only recently begun to establish itself in the mainstream of classical literary criticism. Where most recent books stress the original performance as the primary location for the encountering of the plays, this book finds the locus of meaning and appreciation in the activity of a reader, albeit one whose manner of reading necessarily involves the imaginative reconstruction of performance. The texts are treated, and celebrated, as literary devices, with programmatic beginnings, middles, ends and intertexts. All the extant plays of Plautus and Terence have at least a bit-part in this book, which seeks to expose the authors' fabulous artificiality and artifice, while playing along with their differing but interrelated poses of generic humility."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
872/.0109
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6602
LC item number
.S53 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The W.B. Stanford memorial lectures
Label
Reading Roman comedy : poetics and playfulness in Plautus and Terence, Alison Sharrock
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-307) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Art and artifice -- Beginnings -- Plotting and playwrights -- Repeat performance -- Endings
Control code
ocn503829971
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 321 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521761819
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612336829
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233682
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not applicable
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.b2499909x
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)503829971
  • cbo0511631774

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