Asinaria; or, The Ass-Dealer

Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BCE - 184 BCE)
Translated by Henry Thomas Riley (1816 - 1878)

Another Plautus comedy. Not too complicated: People behaving poorly, clever slaves aiding complicated plots, gullible tradesman (the Ass-Dealer) being taken advantage of, plots found out, and just retribution taken. - Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
Demaenetus, an aged Athenian: ToddHW
Argyrippus, his son, in love with Philenium: Greg Giordano
Libanus, Servant of Demaenetus: Adrian Stephens
Leonida, Servant of Demaenetus: redrun
The Ass-Dealer: Alan Mapstone
Diabolus, an Athenian Captain, the rival of Argyrippus: Beeswaxcandle
A Parasite, a dependant of Diabolus: Larry Wilson
Artemona, wife of Demaenetus: Sonia
Cleaereta, a Procuress: Anna Maria
Philenium, daughter of Cleaereta: Inkell
Stage Directions: Estefanía Vidal
Editing: ToddHW

Genre(s): Comedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:25:43
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:28:03
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:26:18
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:05:49
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:17:25