Casina

The ancient Roman playwright Plautus wrote the farcical Casina before the first century BCE and his work has influenced comedic entertainment ever since, from Shakespeare to Broadway to modern day sitcoms. This film is a puppet version of the play which brings together such plot devices as a lascivious older husband, a shrewd wife, clever servants, elaborate schemes and identity swapping, all culminating in a happy ending.

The puppets that form the acting troupe — or grex, from the Latin usage — can be seen on this page.