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How to Write a Plautine Comedy in 3 Easy Steps!

by Laura Henry Buda
Illustrations by S. Christian Taylor-Low

Start with a Hero. Young lover and the beautiful courtesan

Create obstacles: Miles Gloriosus or Matrona

More obstacles: Leno, the pimp and Senex, the lecherous old man

What to do? Servus callidus, the clever servant

Solutions: man as concubine, long-lost twin

Solutions: invent illness, pretend the house is haunted

Solutions: more disguises, let mom deal with dad

END! Live happily ever after

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