Video: Davus and Pamphilus outwit Simo

Pamphilus, abetted by the slave Davus, deceives his father Simo into thinking he will marry the bride provided for him. Byrria, his best friend's servant, is aghast: the girl is his master's beloved.
The set and costumes replicate late fifteenth-century Terence illustrations, and the cast wear half-masks.

Translation c. 1500 of the Andria of Terence. Performed Lancaster; Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire, 1987; filmed at Rufford by kind permission of the National Trust.
Cast: Pamphilus Ian Hobart; Davus Amanda Hadingue; Simo Peter Sampson; Byrria Cathy Farrar.

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