Slave Theater in the Roman Republic

Slave Theater in the Roman Republic

Plautus and Popular Comedy

Richlin, Amy (University of California, Los Angeles)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

As war ravaged Italy in the 200s BCE, slave actors spoke truth to power. Based on the plays of Plautus, this book brings the voices of Roman slaves to the history of theater and illuminates a major body of evidence for the history of slavery. An inspiring story of resistance.
1. History and theory; Part I. What Was Given: 2. The body at the bottom; 3. Singing for your supper; Part II. What Was Desired: 4. Getting even; 5. Looking like a slave-woman; 6. Telling without saying; 7. Remembering the way back; 8. Escape; Conclusions: from stage to rebellion.