Titus Macchius Plautus was a playwright of Ancient Rome. He was one of the earliest pioneers in the history of musical theater. In my own opinion, I would classify him as a pre-modern man that abode the concept of exploration and innovativeness.
There are only few accounts of Plautus’ early life. It is said that Plautus worked as a scene-shifter or a stage carpenter in his early years. It is probably because of these that his love of theater emerged. He discovered his acting talent and adopted the names “Macchius” - a clownish stock-character in popular farces, and “Plautus” — meaning flat-footed. It is also siad that he had worked as a manual laborer for him to experience Greek drama particularly the New Comedy of Menander – during his leisure. Titus Macchius Plautus attained so much popularity that his name alone became a legend in the history of theater and its ventures throughout generations.