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wright. As a matter of fact, any two of them would avoid parties to which the third had not been invited, because some wise guy would always ask if he was sick or something.
Euripides' most famous play in Medea, the story of a messy divorce. Jason, a middle-aged playboy, wants to leave his wife, Medea, for a younger woman. Medea takes this badly. She murders the other woman. Then, caught up in the spirit of the thing, she kills her own children as well. Medea escapes at the end by flying off in a chariot drawn by dragons.
The Greeks Calle this kind of ending a dues ex machine, or copout.
Ancient theatre is also noted for its humor. Menander, Plautus and Terence were writers of what has come to be called "New Comedy," a form concerned with manners and domestic problems. Medea, for example, would not qualify as "New Comedy" because while the heroine has domestic problems, she has no manners.
In addition to the "New Comedy" of Menander, Plautus, and Terence (three more playwrights who avoided parties), there was also "Old Comedy," or summer reruns. Unfortunately, this form had a depressing effect on ticket sales. Finally nobody went to plays at all. For several centuries.
But then the Roman Empire collapsed and primitive Teutonic rites became fashionable. All over the countryside little theatre groups began putting on plays dealing with the death and rebirth of the annual wheat crop.
As usual, the actors were unhappy. They complained that playing a stalk of wheat offered little opportunity for character delineation. A Benedictine nun named Hrosvitha tried to help out by writing plays in the style of "New Comedy," or as close as she should get to that style. Her work glorified chastity and martyrdom, however, and so failed to attract a mass audience. Hrosvitha quit the theatre after only six plays, for this reason and because her name was always spelled wrong in the Playbill.
Her departure was a shame because the Church soon entered the theatre in a big way with its Miracle plays, or possibly Mystery plays. Even then no one ever knew was which. A common joke
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PLAYBILL dining and entertainment guide
AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSES
ALGONQUIN - 59 West 44th Street. Delightful after theatre Supper Buffet, serving delicious edibles and potables in a legendary house-party atmosphere. Also superb pre-theatre Dinner. AE. DC. BA. RES.: 687-4400

ARTY'S GOLDEN LION PUB - 143 W. 44th St.
765-1587 Loc. in heart of thea. dist. Fab Steak D. $4.95 or Lobster D. $5.95. Free park. for entire evening with $12.95 min. purchase per car. Open for Lunch, Cocktails, Dinner & After Theatre.
GALA DINNER & DANCING
TOP BROADWAY ENTERTAINMENT
NEVER A COVER OR MINIMUM
BEST BUY FOR CABARET ENT.

CATTLEMAN WEST-51 & 7 (Taft Hotel) 265-1737.
Opulent Western Steak House. New! Last Chance Barroom Cabaret Tues.-Sat. 10 PM-2 AM Dance to Ric Belton Trio. Featuring special (showdown) at $5 for complete supper.

FRANKIE & JOHNIE-269 W. 45. CUE MAG.- 
"This Upstairs Restaurant had great steaks, chops, seafood since 1926". Cocktails & Dinner only 4:30-1 AM. Free pkg. From 6PM. Steps from theatre. D.C., AE, 245-9717, CO 5-9776

GALLAGHER'S STEAK HOUSE-52nd Street just West of Broadway. Sports and Theatrical Celebrities favorite Steakhouse for over 40 years. Dinner up to 12 midnight including Sundays. 245-5336.

GREAT AUNT FANNY'S-340 W. 46th St. 765-7374. VERY CASUAL. DRINKS, LUNCH, (Wed., Sat., Sun.,) DINNER, SUPPER; 5-1 MON.-SAT. SUN., 1-10 PM LUNCH FR. $2.95; DINNER FR. $6.50; SUPPER FR. $1.95; 10-2. AE, MC.

SPINDLETOP - 245 W. 47th ST. CI 5-7326 THE BEST STEAKS & PRIME RIBS IN N.Y.
PIANO MUSIC NIGHTLY
COMPLETE DINNERS $5.95-$8.95
AFTER THEATER SPECIALS FROM $3.95

STEAK & BREW-221 W. 46 (Edison Hotel) & B'way at 51 Ent. fr. $3.95-$7.95 incl. unlim. salad. Unlim. beer, wine, Sangria $.50 pp. with dinner. Jim Moses plays Tues.-Sat. in 46th St. lounge.

WALLY'S-224 W. 49 St. WALTER GANZI JR. OF THE PALM RESTAURANT WENT WEST TO OPEN WALLY'S. STEAKS & WHALE SIZE LOBSTERS ARE FABULOUS. GREAT FOR LUNCH, PRE & AFTER THEA. DIN. MON.-SAT. 582-0460
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ARGENTINE
LA MILONGA - 755 9th (cor. 51st) Typical Argentine kitchen with Spanish dishes & seafood specialities. Lunch: Mon.-Fri. Dinner 7 days, 5-11 PM. LATE SUPPER TILL 4 AM. Entertainment Fri. & Sat. Cr. Cds. 586-9867 or 541-8382.

BRAZILIAN
CHATEAU BRASIL-252 W. 46 St. FINEST BRAZILIAN REST. IN N.Y. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THEATRE DIST. SPECS: FEIJOADA & BRAZILIAN BEEF STEW. LUNCH, DINNER & AFTER THEATRE ENTREES $2.50 to $5.50. 221-1620

CHINESE
PEKING PARADISE RESTAURANT-137 W. 52nd St., steps from theatres. Open Lunch, Dinner, After theatre to 1 AM. Mandarin, Szechuan, Hunan creations by master chef UNCLE HO, formerly of Grand Hotel, Taiwan. 757-4605.

CREPERIE
THE MAGIC PAN-Distinguished French & Hungarian Creperie located in a beautiful French townhouse at 149 E. 57th St. (371-3266)
Luncheon, Dinner & Late Supper. Open 7 days.
Garden dining. Private Parties. MC, BA, AE.

ENTERTAINMENT
BROTHER & SISTERS-355 W. 46th (off-B'way)
Cabaret Room stars Top-rated Award-winning Stars ($3 show charge). Also piano bar with free showcase entertainment. Cocktails, dinner, supper, till 1:00 AM 7 days 765-7848

LAST CHANCE SALOON-51st ST. & 7th Ave. Located in the Cattleman West. After theatre fare from $2.50-5.00. Live Entertainment & dancing Tues-Sat. Perfect spot for late-night rendezvousing. 265-1737.

UPSTAIRS AT THE SPINDLETOP-254 W. 47th St.
CI 5-7326 Newest "In Spot" for entertainment.
Juanita Fleming currently, followed by other top names. After-theatre Supper specials (see American/Steakhouse Listing).

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675-4630. Old fashioned fun & food at old fashioned prices. Sing along with Ed Sullivan's favorite banjo band. Present this book for FREE admission. 8:00 pm till late, 7 nites.

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