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Bacchides: or, The Twin Sisters

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By: (254 BCE-184 BCE)

Bacchides: or, The Twin Sisters is a delightful comedy by Titus Maccius Plautus that follows the story of two twins who unknowingly fall in love with the same man. The play is filled with humorous misunderstandings, clever wordplay, and a plot that keeps readers engaged until the very end.

Plautus's witty dialogue and lively characters bring the ancient world to life, showcasing the timeless themes of love, jealousy, and mistaken identities. The play's fast-paced action and clever twists make it a joy to read, with each scene building upon the last to create a satisfying conclusion.

Overall, Bacchides: or, The Twin Sisters is a charming play that will entertain readers of all ages. Plautus's skillful storytelling and comedic timing make this play a classic that continues to delight audiences to this day. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a light-hearted and entertaining read.

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Twin sisters, separated at birth to different lands. Later, Mnesilochus falls in love with one of them, only to see his friend Pistoclerus apparently with her. Great complications abound. Eventually all is explained and everyone joins together to carouse. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Silenus, the Divinity, who speaks the Prologue: ToddHW Nicobulus, an aged citizen of Athens: Adrian Stephens Mnesilochus, his son: Greg Giordano Philoxenus, another aged citizen of Athens: Alan Mapstone Pistoclerus, his son: Mike Manolakes Lydus, servant of Philoxenus, and tutor of Pistoclerus: VocalPenguin Chrysalus, servant of Nicobulus: Jim Locke Cleomachus, a Captain of Samos: Rob Marland A Parasite of Cleomachus: ToddHW Servant of Pistoclerus: Alan Mapstone First Bacchis, twin-sister, Courtesan: Availle Second Bacchis, twin sister, Courtesan: Sonia Stage Directions: Tchaikovsky Editing: ToddHW

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