Drama in the Gutter
|28 January 2015
|17:30 - 18:45
|What is it:
|School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
|Who is it for:
Manchester Classical Association Lecture.
Most people nowadays associate Roman comedy with the plays of the celebrated playwrights Plautus and Terence, who influenced generations of dramatic and non-dramatic Roman authors, the educational curriculum of the empire and late antiquity, and European theatre. But this presentation will focus on types of Latin comedies that were a big hit on the Roman stage in the first century BC and beyond: they seem to have been vulgar in subject-matter, uncouth in vocabulary, and hugely controversial for various reasons. They have come down to us only in fragments.
(Please note: this talk will contain some strong language and 'adult themes'!)
Role: Reader in Classics
Organisation: University of Glasgow
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building