Shakespeare and the classical Roman comedies

Miszlang Barbara (2002) Shakespeare and the classical Roman comedies. MA/MSc, Szegedi Tudományegyetem.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the similarities between Shakespeare’s The Comedy o f Errors and Plautus’s Menaechmi (The Twin Brothers), including some references to Plautus’s Amphiruo. I will prove that Shakespeare used the above mentioned comedies of Plautus as a basis for his early comedies. I will demonstrate how the classical comedies influenced the Renaissance playwright, while I will also point out the differences between the classical and the Renaissance comedies. I am going to show that the classical plays served only as inspiration for Shakespeare, thus he was not a slavish imitator of Plautus, but The Comedy of Errors reflects a totally different view of life.

Institution

Szegedi Tudományegyetem

Faculty

Gyula Juhász Teacher Training College

Department

Angol Tanszék

Discipline

Teacher Training

Specialization

angol

Supervisor(s)

SupervisorSupervisor scientific name labelEmailEHA
dr. Szabó KláraUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED

Item Type: Thesis (MA/MSc)
Date: 2002
Depositing User: JGYPK Szerkesztő
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 23. 13:29
Last Modified: 2019. May. 24. 13:02
URI: http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/76378

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