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Articles suitable for the summary/reaction papers are listed in the last section. They are on reserve or available on JSTOR.

Roman Comedy & Roman Theater: General Works

  • 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.
  • Luce, T. James, ed. 1982. Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome. New York: Scribner.
  • Manuwald, Gesine. Roman Republican Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge, 2011.
  • Marshall, C.W. 2006. The Stagecraft and Performance of Roman Comedy. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Moore, Timothy J. Music in Roman Comedy. Cambridge: Cambridge, 2012.
  • 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, & Larissa 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.
  • Wiles, David. 1991. The Masks of Menander: Sign and Meaning in Greek and Roman Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Plautus and Terence

  • Anderson, William S. 1993. Barbarian Play: Plautus' Roman Comedy. Toronto, Univ. of Toronto Press.
  • Chalmers, Walter R. 1965. "Plautus and his Audience." In T.A. Dorey and D.R. Dudley. Roman Drama, 21-50. London: Routledge.
  • Goldberg, Sander M. 1998. "Plautus in the Palatine." Journal of Roman Studies 88: 1-20.
  • Goldberg, Sander M. 1986. Understanding Terence. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Gruen, Erich S. 1992. "Plautus and the Public Stage." In Erich Segal, ed. Oxford Readings in Menander, Plautus, and Terence. Oxford 2001. 83-94.
  • 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.
  • Leigh, Matthew. Comedy and the Rise of Rome. Oxford: Oxford, 2004.
  • Moore, Timothy J. 1999. "Facing the Music: Character and Musical Accompaniment in Roman Comedy." Syllecta Classica 10: 130-53. 882.009 C884 1999
  • Moore, Timothy J. "Music and Structure in Roman Comedy." American Journal of Philology 119 (1998) 245-73.
  • Moore, Timothy J. 1998. The Theater of Plautus: Playing to the Audience. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Moore, Timothy J. 1989. "Seats and Social Status in the Plautine Theatre." Classical Journal 90: 113-123.
  • Parker, Holt. 1996. "Plautus vs. Terence: Audience and Popularity Re-Examined." American Journal of Philology 117: 585-617.
  • Segal, Erich. 1978. Roman Laughter: The Comedy of Plautus. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press.
  • Segal, Erich, ed. 2001. Oxford Readings in Menander, Plautus, and Terence. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Sharrock, Alison. Reading Roman Comedy: Poetics and Playfulness in Plautus and Terence. Cambridge: Cambridge, 2009.
  • Slater, N.W. 1985. Plautus in Performance: The Theater of the Mind. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press.
  • Stewart, Roberta. Plautus and Roman Slavery. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
  • 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.

Plautus, Mercator*

  • Augoustakis, A. "Mercator Paratragoedans" New England Classical Journal37 (2010) 79 -
  • Augoustakis, A. "Castrate the He-goat! Overpowering the Paterfamilias in Plautus' Mercator" Scholia 17 (2008) 37-48.
  • Connors, Catherine. "Monkey Business: Imitation, Authenticity, and Identity from Pithkoussai to Plautus." Classical Antiquity 23 (2004) 179-207.
  • James, S. "Trafficking Pasicompsa in MercatorNECJ 37 (2010) 39 -+-
  • Leigh, Matthew. "City, Land, and Sea: New Comedy and the Discourse of Economies." Comedy and the Rise of Rome. Oxford: Oxford, 2004. 98-157, esp. 138-57.
  • Lowe, J.C.B. "Notes on Plautus' MercatorWiener Studien 114 (2001) 143-156
  • Marshall, C.W. "Living Next Door: Structure in MercatorNECJ 37 (2010) 65 -+-
  • Moore, T. "The Cantica of MercatorNECJ 37 (2010) 15 -+-
  • Seo, J.M. "The Cocus in MercatorNECJ 37 (2010) 27 -+-
  • Slater, N. "Opening Negotiations in MercatorNECJ 37 (2010) 5 -+-
  • Starks, J. "Syra in Mercator and Syrian Slave Stereotyping" NECJ 37 (2010) 51 -+-
  • Stewart, Roberta. "Human Property." Plautus and Roman Slavery. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 21-47, esp. 26-37.

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