Is freedom the necessary essence of democracy? Maybe or maybe not. Erik Stadnikreturns to discuss how Pseudolus not only desires freedom but also desires to be looked at as a man. Pseudolus wants to be a real person. Perhaps Sondheim was trying to give characterization to caricatures.
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We are using three productions to frame our discussion of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
The original Broadway cast starring Zero Mostel (1962)
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The movie version starring Zero Mostel (1966)
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The Broadway revival starring Nathan Lane (1996)
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