Térence, L'Eunuque

Abstract : The Eunuch of Terence is in Antiquity the most beloved play of its author and without doubt one of the greatest successes in the history of Latin theater, before becoming a classic of scholarly literature in late antiquity and before being imitated in a Christian version and largely watered down in the Middle Ages. Typical of the alliance between love comedy and action comedy, it offers a constant alternation of scenes with unbridled humor and more "serious" moments where the social and psychological stakes are unveiled under the comic mask. In order to be fully understood, Terence's theater requires attention to the complex dramaturgical threads that weave relationships between the characters, to the effects induced by literary and intertextual games, but also and above all to the mechanism of the spectacle itself. The book proposes a new translation and a reading accompaniment of the Eunuch, centered on dramaturgy and the function of language and spectacular data in the construction of the comic plot.
Keywords : Terence Roman comedy
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Bruno Bureau, Christian Nicolas. Térence, L'Eunuque. Les Belles Lettres, 2015, Commentario, Hélène Casanova-Robin. ⟨hal-01705591⟩



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