Episode 10 – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Was 1 a good year? Eli and Colin dive into Roman comedy and its brief but successful renaissance on Broadway in the 60’s. We talk about what makes a Roman comedy a Roman comedy, the nature of remakes/adaptations and the state of comedy in modern theaters. Could Plautus’ comedy work today? Have both the Roman and 60’s elements of this aged poorly or could it get its own Little Hours treatment? Colin is down on movie musicals generally and challenges all theater nerds to fight him. Eli is down on bras. Our greatest question: could a computer learn how to write a Plautine comedy? Our second greatest question: do you wring your hands or your hair?

Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film
Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film
Episode 10 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
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