Date of Award

Fall 1-6-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Mira Felner

Second Advisor

Dongshin Chang

Academic Program Adviser

Mira Felner


Combining tools of faithful translation and liberal adaptation, I have modernized Plautus’s Menaechmi with the aim of recreating the spirit of Plautine comedy for a present-day viewer, focusing on playability. This dramaturgical process is documented in an introductory essay and text annotations, revealing key choices, theoretical considerations, and conceptual concerns.



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