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Top of the Six's 666 Fifth Avenue 757-6662 ACT I W. 42nd at Broadway 695-5919 PUB THEATRICAL RESTAURANT Uris Building W. 51st at Broadway 581-7700 [[/boxed advertisement]] 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 ask if he was sick or something. Euripides' most famous play is 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 called this kind of ending a deus ex machina, 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 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 could 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 which was which. A common joke Continued on page 14 10 [[end page]] [[start page]] 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 [[line]] 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. 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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 AND AFTER THEA. DIN. MON.-SAT. 582-0460 ARGENTINE LA MILONGA -- 755 9th (cor. 51st) Typical Argentine kitchen with Spanish dishes & seafood specialties. 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. 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