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  • adjective Of or pertaining to, characteristic of, associated with or suggestive of Plautus (a Roman comic playwright), his works, or his authorship.


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  • Part of the play's magic is that it looks back to Plautine farce but anticipates the breathtaking reconciliations of Shakespeare's mature comedies: something that is perfectly expressed here.

    The Comedy of Errors, Olivier, London | Theatre review

  • At thirteen I was already Henry James's passionate pilgrim; and the principal object of my pilgrimage was those remnants of the Roman empire which I had come to know so well from that glorious film The Last Days of Pompeii, not to mention its Plautine counterpart, the sympathetic Eddie Cantor's Roman Scandals: a thousand compelling celluloid images complemented by the texts of Tales from Livy and Suetonius 'mind-boggling gossip.

    The Collector

  • That the prologues are interpolated is shown by their diction; the wit is often poor, and the language un-Plautine, or imitated closely from

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • _ [12] -- Plautine prosody, which reflected the variation of quantity found in the popular speech, was not properly understood even in Cicero's time.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • Without a drawback, therefore, to apprehend where excesses too personal or stinging could be repressed as certainly as the trespasses of a hound, the Plautine master drew from his servant, without anxiety, the comic services which, in the middle ages, were drawn from the professional "fool."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

  • Varro's second class, consisting of those pieces that stood in most of the indices and exhibited Plautine features, Ritschl has fixed at nineteen, from citations in Varro _de lingua Latina_.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • In view of the wish of the Editors of the Library that the text pages be printed without unnecessary defacements, it has seemed best to omit the lines that Leo brackets as un-Plautine [16]: attention is called to the omission in each case and the omitted lines are given in the note; the numbering, of course, is kept unchanged.

    Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, The Comedy of Asses, The Pot of Gold, The Two Bacchises, The Captives

  • Plautine adaptation of this play, as in the case of the _Asinaria_,

    Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, The Comedy of Asses, The Pot of Gold, The Two Bacchises, The Captives

  • (_Berliner Studien_, 1886; pp. 90-91) has conclusively proved that the inconsistent is a feature absolutely germane to Plautine style, and has collected an overwhelming mass of "Widerspruche, Inkonsequenzen und psychologische Unwahrscheinlichkeiten" that would question the

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus

  • For an adequate answer to both our questions the following elements are necessary; first: a digest of Plautine criticism; second: a rA (C) sumA (C) of the evidence as to original performances of the plays, including a consideration of the audience, the actors and of the gestures and stage-business employed by the latter; third: a critical analysis of the plays themselves, with a view to cataloguing Plautus 'dramatic methods.

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus


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