Light Plautus

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy

Published in print December 1994 | ISBN: 9780198182696
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191673863 | DOI:
Light Plautus

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Kristeva states that Bakhtin's conception of a ‘word’ refers not to a point but to the intersection of textual surfaces. Also, Kristeva believes that such depicts a dialogue which involves the writings of the writer, that of the character or the addressee, and the cultural context in which this is set. Both Plautus and Terence play no small part in supplementing particular dialogues within the dramas that rose across Western civilization. The twenty-one plays in which Plautus appeared, and the six plays that Terence wrote are perceived to be fabulae palliatae — comedies that are not without the characters, costumes, settings, themes, and other such features of those seen in the original Greek plays. While Roman comedies concern both ordinary speech and song, such comedies and their features make up a certain symbolic vocabulary.

Keywords: Kristeva; Bakhtin; dialogue; comedies; Plautus; Terence; Greek plays; fabulae palliatae; Roman comedies; symbolic vocabulary

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Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism

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