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Performative Plautus: Sophistics, Metatheater and Translation

Performative Plautus: Sophistics, Metatheater and Translation (Hardback)

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This book provides a theoretical and philosophical framework for the analysis of Plautus within a performative and philosophical perspective on language and theatrical performance. The book offers an insightful understanding of Plautus' texts as more than simple literary remains of "archaic" Latin literature, but as witnesses of a process of using language to perform an entire world through the recognition of the power of language itself as a creative and constitutive agent of theatrical codification and variation of its own rules and conventions. The analyses of several of Plautus' plays are carried out through the lenses of Cassin's proposal of an effet monde as a result of a performative sophistic view on language, as well as Florence Dupont's unique stance on Roman Comedy as an example of non-Aristotelian theater, based on metatheater and convention-variation as special characteristics of a ludic theater which plays around with its own rules after putting them in the foreground. Barbara Cassin and Florence Dupont also contribute with a foreword and a preface.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy: Ancient, to c 500 Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 05/10/2015 ISBN-13: 9781443882576  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Rodrigo Tadeu Goncalves is a Professor of Classics at the Federal University of Parana-Brazil (UFPR), having received his PhD from the same institution and completed his postdoctoral research at the Centre Leon Robin, Paris (ENS-Sorbonne-CNRS). His recent work deals with poetic and rhythmic translations of the classics, the reception of Roman Comedy (especially in Brazil), and the philosophy of language and translation. He is currently working on a full hexametric translation of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura.

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