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Latin Play

Every Spring LATN102 reads a Roman comedy in Latin and then puts on an English translation of the play for the whole Haverford / Bryn Mawr community. As philologically fascinating, funny, and (frankly) fabulous as these plays are in Latin, they were meant to be performed and, as theater, they are really only intelligible in performance. In 21st century Pennsylvania this means English. The Latin Play production is a highpoint of the course, and it allows the Latin-less black squirrels and mawrtyrs to join the Latin party, if only for one night a year.