Gruppi, "folle", popolo sulla scena comica terenziana

Mordeglia, Caterina (2012) Gruppi, "folle", popolo sulla scena comica terenziana. Collana Labirinti; 144 . Trento : Università degli Studi di Trento, pp. 45-60. ISBN 978-88-8443-445-6

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    This essay analyses the dramatic and scenic role of groups of persons, people and crowds in the theatre of the Latin poet Terence. The exam of his comedies reveals how it’s not rare to find in Terence, in contrast to the ancient rhetorical treatises, six or seven actors together on the stage with parodic, structural or rhetoric effects. Sometimes the main actors are followed by not quantifiable groups of slaves, soldiers or, also, chorister and flautists, especially during the last scenes. Groups and people may also be evoked on the stage by the protagonist’s antinaturalistic acting. This feature, together with the metatheathrical role of the spectators that appears during the comedies’ prologues, is perhaps Terence’s main legacy to the European theatre of the following centuries.

    Item Type: Book chapter or Essay in book
    Department or Research center: Humanities
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PA Classical languages and literature > PA6001 Latin literature. Ancient Roman
    Additional Information: Il contributo è completo anche di sommario e introduzione dell'intera curatela.
    Repository staff approval on: 01 Mar 2013 13:15

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