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Plautus: Select Bibliography

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An asterisk (*) marks articles suitable for the summary/reaction papers. All are on reserve except Anderson and Hanson.

General Roman Comedy & Theater

  • Beacham, Richard C. 1992. The Roman Theatre and its Audience. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press.
  • Beare, W. 1965. The Roman Stage. London: Barnes and Noble.
  • Bieber, Margarete. 1961. History of the Greek and Roman Theater (2nd ed). Princeton, Princeton Univ. Press.
  • Csapo, Eric and William J. Slater. 1995. The Context of Ancient Drama. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press.
  • Dorey T.A. and D.R. Dudley. 1965. Roman Drama. London: Routledge.
  • Duckworth, George E. 1952. The Nature of Roman Comedy. Princeton.
  • Hunter, R. L. 1985. The New Comedy of Greece and Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
  • Konstan, David. 1983. Roman Comedy. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press.
  • Luce, T. James, ed. 1982. Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome. New York: Scribner.
  • Ryan-Scheutz, Colleen, and Laura Colangelo. 2004. "Full Scale Theater Production and Foreign Language Learning." Foreign Language Annals 37.3: 374-89.
  • Saunders, Catharine. 1966. Costume in Roman Comedy. New York: AMS Press.
  • Scodel, Ruth, ed. 1993. Theater and Society in the Classical World. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Sebesta Judith, Lynn & Bonfante, eds. 1994. The World of Roman Costume. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Simon, Erika. The Ancient Theatre. Trans. C.E. Vafopoulou-Richardson. London: Methuen, 1982.
  • Sutton, Dana. 1993. Ancient Comedy: The War of the Generations. New York: Twayne Publishers.
  • Wiles, David. 1991. The Masks of Menander: Sign and Meaning in Greek and Roman Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Plautine Comedy

  • Anderson, William S. 1993. Barbarian Play: Plautus' Roman Comedy. Toronto, Univ. of Toronto Press.* Ch 4 Heroic Badness
  • Cahoon, Leslie. 1995. "Performing Plautus in the Provinces." Didaskalia 2.3.
  • Chalmers, Walter R. 1965. "Plautus and his Audience." In T.A. Dorley and D.R. Dudley. Roman Drama, 21-50. London: Routledge.
  • Gamel, Mary Kay. 1995. "Comment on the Comedy Today Panel." Didaskalia 2.3.
  • Goldberg, Sander M. 1998. "Plautus in the Palatine." Journal of Roman Studies 88: 1-20.
  • Groton, Anne. 1995. "Rhyme, Women, and Song: Getting in Tune with Plautus." Didaskalia 2.3.
  • Gruen, Erich S. 1992. "Plautus and the Public Stage." In Culture and National Identity in Republican Rome, 124-57. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  • Hughes, David J. 1975. A Bibliography of Scholarship on Plautus. Amsterdam: A. M. Hakkert.
  • Ketterer, Robert. "Stage Properties in Plautine Comedy I." Semiotica 58 (1986) 193-216.
  • Ketterer, Robert. "Stage Properties in Plautine Comedy III. Props in Four Plays of Identity." Semiotica 60 (1986) 29-72.
  • Moore, Timothy J. 1998. The Theater of Plautus: Playing to the Audience. Austin: University of Texas Press.* Chs 2, 3, or 4
  • Muecke, Francis. 1986. "Plautus and the Theatre of Disguise." Classical Antiquity 5: 216-229.
  • Parker, H. 1989. "Crucially Funny or Tranio on the Couch: The Servus Callidus and Jokes about Torture." Transactions of the American Philological Association 119: 233-46.
  • Rei, Annalisa. 1998. "Villains, Wives & Slaves in the Comedies of Plautus." In Sheila Murnaghan and Sandra R. Joshel eds., Women and Slaves in Greco-Roman Culture, 92-108. London: Routledge.*
  • Segal, Erich. 1978. Roman Laughter: The Comedy of Plautus. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press.
  • Slater, N.W. 1985. Plautus in Performance: The Theater of the Mind. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press.
  • Wiles, David. 1988. "Taking Farce Seriously: Recent Critical Approaches to Plautus," In Themes in Drama, 10: Farce, 261-71, ed. James Redmond. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.

Miles Gloriosus

  • Forehand, Walter. 1973. "The Use of Imagery in Plautus' Miles Gloriosus." Rivista di Studi Classici 21: 5-16.*
  • Frangoulidis, Stavros A. 1998. "The entrapment of Pyrgopolynices in Plautus' Miles Gloriosus." PP 53: 40-43.*
  • Frangoulidis, Stavros A. 1996. "A Prologue-within-a-Prologue: Plautus, Miles Gloriosus 145-153 " Latomus 55: 568-570.*
  • Frangoulidis, Stavros A. 1994. "Palaestrio as Playwright: Plautus, Miles Gloriosus 209-212." In Carl Deroux, ed., Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History VII, 72-86. Collection Latomus 227. Brussels: Latomus.
  • Hanson, J.A. 1965. "The Glorious Military." In T.A. Dorey and D.R. Dudley, eds., Roman Drama, 51-85.*
  • Leach, Eleanor Winsor. 1980. "The Soldier and Society: Plautus' Miles Gloriosus as Popular Drama." Rivista di Studi Classici 28: 185-209.
  • Williams, Gordon. 1958. "Evidence of Plautus' workmanship in the Miles Gloriosus." Hermes 86: 79-105.*

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