miles gloriosus


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a braggart soldier (a stock figure in comedy)

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In Miles Gloriosus, the soldier has opted to kidnap the meretrix rather than hire her, and he calls her his "concubine" (973, 1095).
10) Antonio Sanchez Jimenez, "Del miles gloriosus al figuron: los origenes de la comedia de figuron en La contienda de Diego Garcia de Paredes y el capitan Juan de Urbina (1600), de Lope de Vega," en Luciano Garcia Lorenzo (coord.
John Harrells' Bessus, an indomitably cowardly miles gloriosus, was a delight to watch and to listen to; and Jason Guy, who is absolutely mesmerizing to watch simply move around the stage, gave a great deal of care and attention to the crucial expository speeches it falls to Gobrias to speak at the end of the play.
Pseudolus, Prologus Desmond Barrit Senex Sam Kelly Domina Isla Blair Hero Vince Leigh Hysterium Hamish McColl Lycus David Schneider Miles Gloriosus Philip Quast Erronius Harry Towb Philia Caroline Sheen
Miles Gloriosus turns up to claim his beauty, the parents return early and the plot fizzes into high-octane absurdity, punctuated by a series of cracking numbers.
Segun se sabe, Miguel de Cervantes era un veterano de guerra --y por anadidura, mutilado--, un "soldado fanfarron"; o, segun la conocida expresion de Plauto, un miles gloriosus --basta leer el autorretrato en el prologo a las Novelas ejemplares--, y por ese rasgo el combatiente de Lepanto le inspiraba a Borges una admiracion sincera.
Parolles is acknowledged as part miles gloriosus, part parasite, and all rogue.
The beginning point centers around the plays of Plautus, especially Menaechmi, Amphitruo, Mostellaria, Captivi, Miles Gloriosus, Casina, and Rudens, and of Terence, especially Andria, Eunuchus, Hecyra, and Adelphoe.
In 1567 Le Brave, ou Taillebras , Baif's lively adaptation of Plautus' Miles gloriosus, was played at court and published.
Falstaff is a monumentally self - indulgent braggart, the culmination of a line that can be traced back to Plautus's Miles Gloriosus and the capitano of the commedia dell ' arte.
Philocomasium in Miles Gloriosus can serve as an example of one way such a situation might arise.
But at Capannelle on Sunday, the Santiago that once destroyed a German Guineas field reappeared, as he powered away from Miles Gloriosus to land the Group 2 Premio Ribot by three lengths.
Winter Domina Donna Migliaccio Hero Sean MacLaughlin Hysterium Buzz Mauro Lycus Christopher Bloch Philia Lauren Williams Miles Gloriosus Christopher Flint
It is not true, as is sometimes said, that this is the first known Plautus title performed; that honor probably belongs to Miles Gloriosus, at Cambridge in 1522.
Mas alla del prosaismo y de una cierta hospitalidad a la vulgaridad humana, que ambos arrancan de una similar mitologia, al miles gloriosus que canta la fabula de sus hazanas, su hazanoso y honroso itinerario, Sabines y Goytisolo oponen la mitologia del miles fracasus: el folclor y liturgia de las propias derrotas lanzan himnos a la tristeza y al desengano, se burlan aunque quede el burlador burlado.