Sfinga vortit barbare. Over Twenty-fiveYears of Student Theatre in Poznań
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Kaniecka-Juszczak, K. (2023). Sfinga vortit barbare. Over Twenty-fiveYears of Student Theatre in Poznań. Symbolae Philologorum Posnaniensium Graecae Et Latinae, 33(2), 155–168. https://doi.org/10.14746/sppgl.2023.XXXIII.2.9


Students’ Classical Theatre Sfinga debuted with comedy Miles Gloriosus in 1997. Over the years they staged various plays of Plautus in order to prove themselves and their audience that certain themes and Plautine humour were not only still alive but also deeply emerged into the temporary culture. The main purpose of Sfinga has always been to familiarize their audience with Plautus and pay special attention to the care of ancient taste. The article discusses the following plays by Plautus: Miles Gloriosus, Amphitruo, Asinaria, Casina and Curculio. The authors present how, thanks to the available theatrical elements (costumes, music or scenography), Sfinga managed to make some performances take on new, fresh meanings, and others turned into musicals, burlesque or operetta.

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