Amphitryon half guerroyer contre les Téléboens. Son épouse, l. a. vertueuse Alcmène, attend son retour avec impatience. Mais Jupiter, séduit par ses charmes, l. a. dupe en prenant les characteristics de l'absent. De son côté, Mercure, le messager de Jupiter, s'amuse à faire douter de sa propre lifestyles Sosie, dont il a également pris l'apparence. L'avare Euclion n'a qu'une obsession: mettre en lieu sûr l'"aululaire", une marmite remplie d'or. Que les prétendants se le tiennent pour dit: il ne dépensera pas un sou pour marier sa fille ! Pyrgopolinices, soldat fanfaron, a enlevé l. a. jeune fiancée de Pleusiclés. Les deux amants pourront-ils un jour se retrouver ? Par likelihood, un esclave rusé veille sur eux et rivalisera d'invention pour ridiculiser le ravisseur... Ces comédies virevoltantes, Plaute les a écrites pour un public populaire avide de dépaysement et de rebondissements. Près de deux mille ans plus tard, Molière s'inspirera de ces quiproquos improbables.
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37 The effect of the masks was to create a “hydra-headed mob” at times and “a huge canopy of staring faces which gave the strange ominous effect of a rigid dance of death” at other times. ”38 The far more impressive technique, however, was Welles’s use of voices. Like his orchestration of voices in his radio shows, Welles was obsessed with finding the right vocal quality in his theatrical productions. ”39 However, despite his attention to some details, Welles was not as engaged with Danton’s Death as he had been with earlier Mercury productions, and the rehearsals were derailed with Welles’s strange absences and invented delays.
Welles as a film director engendered a collaborative freedom that few others permitted, and this allowed him to make extraordinary demands of his production team. While most of the roles had been precast with members of Welles’s Mercury players, Barr was involved with several minor aspects of the casting. ” Her real name was Dorothy Comingore, an actress first discovered by Charlie Chaplin, who had something of a reputation as a leftist troublemaker at Warner Brothers. Welles took several tests of her and, though she didn’t have much experience, hired her on the spot.
92 But the controversy goes even deeper than the writing of Citizen Kane. The question was—who had conceived of the original film? Here again, Barr’s affidavit is at the heart of the issue. Ironically, as Barr himself makes clear in his memoirs, he had no idea whose original idea it was to make Citizen Kane, despite what is stated in his personal affidavit. The affidavit implies that Welles had outlined the entire Citizen Kane project to John Houseman at the Twenty-One Club in New York City. But Barr denies even knowing that this affidavit even existed.