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The Comedian

by Clem Martini

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historical, black humor, literary
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Titus Maccius Plautus' career is on the decline. Once renound for bringing Greek comedies to the Roman world, now he struggles to stage a single play. Unlucky with money and unlucky in love, Plautus faces the world with wry dignity. This could be the performance that brings back fame and fortune, or the one that ends it all.

Engaging, thoughtful, and funny, The Comedian dives into the rough and tumble world of arts in its infancy. Clem Martini draws on his talent and experience to bring to life the signs and sounds of a world where playwrights suffered and succeeded - but mostly suffered.

About the Author
Clem Martini is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, an associate professor of drama at the University of Calgary, and a past president of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. He is a three-time winner of the Alberta Writers Guild Drama Prize, was a nominee of the Governor General's Literary Award in Drama for A Three Martini Lunch, and the author of several novels for young adults, including the trilogy Feather and Bone: The Crow Chronicles.
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In Martini’s deft hands, the trials and tribulations of mounting a theatrical production in ancient Rome ring true today… Martini’s wit, as well as his intimate theatrical knowledge, is apparent on every page… The Comedian provides an enjoyable glimpse into the theatre’s classical roots, while illuminating an offstage drama that, for better or worse, still defines the thespian experience. - Laurel Smith, Quill and Quire

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