What the…! What am I seeing?
What are you seeing?
What are you on about?
It’s your spitting image! He’s couldn’t be more alike!
True, he's not all that dissimilar when I look at myself.
(Plautus Menaechmi 1061-1063)
This was a project led by Dr. Beppe Pezzini, and involved an original production of Plautus Menaechmi, performed by students attending his module on Roman Comedy (LT4207) in 2018/2019.
The play was performed at the Byre theatre in St Andrews on 30 April and 1 May 2019, with more than 400 people in attendance over the two days. It also featured a special performance for local schools.
The project addressed, at all levels of the production (translation, costumes, directing, music etc.) the long-standing question about how to adapt an ancient play for a modern performance, between faithfulness to the original and the need for public accessibility.
article on the mirror metaphor and Roman Comedy by Beppe Pezzini (forthcoming in HSCPh)