By Bob Zmuda, Matthew Scott Hanson
With a film approximately Kaufman already out, this can be his supervisor and pal Zmuda's recollection of the overdue comic. most sensible remembered as English-challenged immigrant Latka Gravas at the '70s sitcom "Taxi", Kaufman additionally seemed frequently on "Saturday evening Live", did stand-up, and wrestled ladies. images.
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60 Although Aristomenes took the prize twice at the Lenaia (IG II2 2325. 120) and perhaps once or more at the City Dionysia (IG II2 2325. 58; but see Appendix I § B), he is otherwise almost entirely obscure. 22 Introduction also very young and had taken second at the festival already in 428/7 with his ﬁrst play, Banqueters); while at the City Dionysia Aristophanes took ﬁrst in 427/6 (with Babylonians) and Eupolis took the prize most likely within the next year or two (see Appendix I § B). ). Eupolis (who died probably in 411; see Storey 56–60, esp.
Sopater of Paphos (late 4th c. bc), of whose work twelve titles and twenty-ﬁve occasionally substantial fragments are preserved, is also said by Athenaeus (3. 86a, etc. = Sopat. test. 4) to have written phlyakes, but does not seem to belong to the Sicilian tradition. 31 Probably cognate with φλυαρ α (‘nonsense, babble’), although Radermacher suggested that it might be derived from φλ ω (‘teem, swell’), like αξ < ω, and refer to the stage-phallus. 32 The standard collection of the material is Trendall (but with a limited number of plates); important additions in Taplin (discussed below).
40 Alexis, for example, is said to have written 245 plays (test. 1). 41 Taplin 89–99, esp. 95. 42 Webster (1948) 25 observes that the obvious comparandum for the ‘Goose-Play’ scene discussed above is Women Celebrating the Thesmophoria after Inlaw has been captured and turned over to the Scythian archer for punishment, in which case the mysterious and seemingly oﬀ-stage Τραγοιδ is most naturally taken as a counterpart of the Aristophanic Euripides. 43 It is thus worth considering whether the apparent great success of Athenian ‘Middle Comedy’ in Sicily and Southern Italy was less the result of the gradual evolution of the genre than a cause of it, as poets began to write with an eye toward the interests of an audience broader than the one that ﬁlled the Theatre of Dionysus on local festival days.