By Plautus

Amphitryon half guerroyer contre les Téléboens. Son épouse, l. a. vertueuse Alcmène, attend son retour avec impatience. Mais Jupiter, séduit par ses charmes, los angeles dupe en prenant les qualities de l'absent. De son côté, Mercure, le messager de Jupiter, s'amuse à faire douter de sa propre life Sosie, dont il a également pris l'apparence. L'avare Euclion n'a qu'une obsession: mettre en lieu sûr l'"aululaire", une marmite remplie d'or. Que les prétendants se le tiennent pour dit: il ne dépensera pas un sou pour marier sa fille ! Pyrgopolinices, soldat fanfaron, a enlevé l. a. jeune fiancée de Pleusiclés. Les deux amants pourront-ils un jour se retrouver ? Par likelihood, un esclave rusé veille sur eux et rivalisera d'invention pour ridiculiser le ravisseur... Ces comédies virevoltantes, Plaute les a écrites pour un public populaire avide de dépaysement et de rebondissements. Près de deux mille ans plus tard, Molière s'inspirera de ces quiproquos improbables.

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Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, said, “People in America, they’re getting dumber, they’re getting less and less able to analyze something and think critically, and pick apart the underlying elements. ” This same sentiment was paralleled by the great philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who said that philosophical illnesses usually stem from dietary insufficiency. A diet of only one philosophy, religion, or way of looking at the world leads to philosophical illness and a limited view of the world.

You can watch a movie again and again and it is always the same. This is not so in the theatre, because no two performances are ever exactly the same. No two Hamlets ever ask the question “To be, or not to be . ” in precisely the same way. So, if you go to the theatre on Monday night and tell a friend that you loved the performance, and your friend goes to the same show on Tuesday night and says that he hated it, you both may be right because the two of you did not see the same exact performance or see it with the same audience.

Chapter 1 Theatre, Art, and Entertainment | 15 and an audience. Story, characters, spectacle, costumes, lights, script, and sets are all unnecessary. They may improve the theatrical experience, but they are optional. As such, many events can qualify as a kind of theatre: weddings, award banquets, football games, political rallies, church services, or even a supermodel walking down a runway. Any time people get together with the common purpose of throwing the focus on a particular person, we have a theatrical event.

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