Four Comedies: the Braggart Soldier; the Brothers Menaechmus; the Haunted House; the Pot of Gold (Oxford World's Classics) by Erich Segal buy used Used & Rare price $11.68 new from$10.95 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:019954056X ISBN - 13:9780199540563 Seller Comments: Brand New! We ship daily Monday-Friday! From the Publisher Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. Shakespeare''s Comedy of Errors and Moliere''s The Miser are two subsequent classics directly based on Plautine originals. Plautus himself borrowed from the Greeks, but his jokes, rapid dialogue, bawdy humour, and irreverent characterizations are the original work of an undisputed genius. The comedies printed here show him at his best, and professor Segal''s translations keep their fast, rollicking pace intact, making these the most readable and actable versions available. His introduction considers Plautus'' place in ancient comedy, examines his continuing influence, and celebrates his power to entertain.