Amphitryon, and Two Other Plays
Paperback ISBN: 0393006018
Plautus wrote upwards of fifty plays, of which twenty have survived. This anthology includes his best plays and also seeks to give some idea of his range. His forte was farce, and these selections exemplify at least two of his favorite farcical devices: mistaken identity (Amphitryon) and the lecherous old codger (Casina). The Pot of Gold reveals what Plautus could do with the subtler humor to be evoked from character.
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Paperback ISBN: 1557830665
Book by Hugh Wheeler Introduction by Christopher Bond "Mr. Sondheim fearlessly explores psychic caverns where civilized people are not dying to go ... A naked Sweeney Todd stands revealed as a musical of naked rage, chewing up everyone in its path as it spits out blood and tears." - Frank Rich, The New York Times * "A work of such scope and such daring that it dwarfs every other Broadway musical that even attempts to invite comparison." - Rex Reed, New York Daily News
Pot of Gold and Other Plays
Paperback ISBN: 0140441492
Plautus argued by some to be the supreme comic writer of the Roman world, has also proved the most influential. In this translation, as suitable for the stage as for reading, Plautus' broad and lively humour is re-created.