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Laughter Lines

THE LEGACY OF GREEK NEW COMEDY

A Talk by Alfred Vincent

In the fourth century BCE, Athenian writers developed a new kind of comedy, whose brightest star was Menander (342/341-291/290). Based on situations and characters from everyday urban life, the New Comedy left a legacy that was taken up by the writers of ancient Rome and the western Renaissance, and can still be seen today. We will trace this legacy with Powerpoint slides and with examples (in English) from plays by, among others, Menander, Plautus, Machiavelli and Shakespeare.

Tuesday 10 April

7pm

Greek Community Club – 206-210 Lakemba Street, Lakemba

Free

Language: English

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