Anfitrione di Plauto

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Host of Plautus

Elisabetta Matelli, Christian Poggioni

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Show proposed with a new original translation accompanied by interludes (authors of the latter Giulia Quercioli and Chiara Arrigoni under the dramaturgical guide of E. Matelli) to explain to the modern public, by divulging it, some facts of the myth. diprotagonisti are heroes of Greek mythology: Amphitryon (son of Alceo, king of Trezene in Argolide) and his wife Alcmena (daughter of Electrion, king of Mycenae). The couple, after various adventures, found refuge in Thebes, but Amphitryon was soon forced to leave for a very difficult war against the king of the Teleboi, Pterela. These are the facts. The tragicomedy begins with Jupiter and his son Mercury, who insinuate themselves into the affairs of this couple: in fact the highest gods fell in love with the beautiful Alcmena and to join her, faithful to her husband from whom she expects a child, she disguises herself as Amphitryon , giving instead to Mercury the semblances of the servant of Amphitryon, Sosia. Jupiter stops the night for a long time to prolong his marriage at will, but at a certain point he decides that the time has come to return to heaven, abandoning Alcmena with excuses that is surprisingly already at the end of the pregnancy of two children (one generated by Amphitryon) , Ificle, the other from Jupiter, the hero Hercules). THERE. in addition to translation, he also edited the dramaturgical and scientific direction of the show.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Host of Plautus
Original languageItalian
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Alcmena
  • Anfitrione
  • Giove
  • Mercurio
  • Sosia
  • tragicommedia


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