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Trinummus: The Three Pieces of Money

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By: (254 BCE-184 BCE)

Trinummus: The Three Pieces of Money is a delightful comedy filled with clever wordplay, mistaken identities, and a healthy dose of humor. The story follows the clever slave Stasimus as he attempts to help his young master Philto win the heart of his love interest, Philematium, all while trying to navigate the chaotic world of Roman politics and economics.

The characters in the play are vibrant and complex, each with their own motivations and desires. Stasimus is a particularly entertaining character, using his quick wit and cunning to outsmart those around him. The interactions between the characters are full of witty banter and humorous misunderstandings, keeping the audience engaged and entertained from start to finish.

Plautus' writing is sharp and witty, with clever wordplay and comedic timing that is sure to keep readers laughing throughout the play. The themes of greed, love, and loyalty are explored with a light touch, allowing for both entertainment and reflection on the nature of human relationships.

Overall, Trinummus: The Three Pieces of Money is a delightful and entertaining comedy that is sure to be enjoyed by readers of all ages. With its engaging characters, clever dialogue, and amusing plot twists, this play is a timeless classic that continues to entertain audiences to this day.

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Buried treasure, reckless son, exile, young love, betrayal, detection - all as relevant today as when this comedy was written 2200 years ago. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Luxury: Sonia Poverty: Availle Charmides, an Athenian merchant: ToddHW Lesbonicus, the son of Charmides: RĂ©mi Callicles, a friend of Charmides: Mike Manolakes Megaronides, a friend of Callicles: David Purdy Stasimus, the servant of Charmides and Lesbonicus: Adrian Stephens Philto, a wealthy Athenian: Algy Pug Lysiteles, the son of Philto, and a friend of Lesbonicus: VocalPenguin A Sharper: Alan Mapstone Stage Directions: Wayne Cooke Editing: ToddHW

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