"The Road To Rome" by Robert Emmet Sherwood

"The Road to Rome" was the first successful play by Robert Sherwood. The play is a comedy concerning Hannibal's botched invasion of Rome. One of the underlying themes of this work is the stupidity of war.


Act 1

A courtyard in the house of Fabius Maximus at Rome; a June afternoon in the year 216, B.C.

Act 2

Hannibal's headquarters in a temple about three miles East of Rome; an hour later.

Act 3

The same as Act II; the next morning.


  • Varius
  • Meta
  • Fabia
  • Amytis
  • Tanus
  • Scipio
  • Cato
  • Drusus
  • Sertorius
  • Tibullus
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • 1st Guard
  • 2nd Guard
  • 3rd Guard
  • 4th Guard
  • 5th Guard
  • Thotmes
  • Hasdrubal
  • Maherbal
  • Carthalo
  • Mago
  • Hannibal
  • Bala

Production History

Date Venue Company
May 21, 1928 Playhouse Theatre
Jan 1, 1927 Playhouse Theatre
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