Here we go again. The last play by Plautus had one women pretending to be two twin sisters. This has two twin sisters being mistaken for one woman. Guess Plautus was trying to copyright all the possible comedic combinations.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. (Parts of Act 1 are fragmentary, but it is easy to piece together what we all miss there so we can enjoy the rest.)
(Summary by ToddHW)
Gender neutral, of course. Don't get worried by the appearance of fragments of Act 1 - there is enough to get us through to the rest of the play when all becomes clear - or at least the confusion becomes intentional.
Kitty will be one of the sisters, and will DPL your parts whenever she can get her Bacchisian sister to stop making mischief and spell her for a while.
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/comediesofplautu01plauiala/page/144/mode/2up
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- Project Code: ksNuynDl
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus)
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- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 39
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- Original publication date (if known): 222 bce
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy
Keywords that describe the book: twins, mistaken identity
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