The Comedy Of Errors

The Comedy Of Errors

by William Shakespeare

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789353441524
Publisher: Astral International Pvt. Ltd.
Publication date: 07/08/2019
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface to first edition; Abbreviations; Introduction by Ros King: Shakespeare's main source: Plautus's Menaechmi; Shakespeare's first tragicomedy; Shakespeare's schooling and the construction of The Comedy of Errors; Casting the twins; Verse form and metrication; The first known performance: Gray's Inn 1594; Later productions; Note on the text; List of characters; THE PLAY; Appendixes:

1. The performance of 1594;
2. Passages from the Bible; Reading list.

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The Comedy of Errors (Folger Shakespeare Library Series) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not like this version. There are a lot of typos, random symbols, and missing words throughout the book. I was not even able to tell when the play began becuase there was no clear diatinction between the parts of the book; there was no way to navigate through the book easily.
lizpatanders on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This play probably ties with Twelfth Night for my favorite Shakespeare play of those that I've read. The concept of people constantly mixing up two twins and this wreaking lots of havoc may not be the most advanced ever, but Shakespeare plays it out really well here.This play lives up to its status in the comedy of category. I found the humor very situational, and at times couldn't help but laugh at the irony of the characters' circumstances.I also thought that the characterization was quite well done here. The reader actually does get a fair amount of insight into Adriana's marriage with Antipholus of Ephesus and her feelings. I felt that I also got good insight into why things were happening because Shakespeare partially develops these charactesr by talking about the problems (and their anxieties regarding them) which they need to eliminate to avoid being arrested.I also thought this play was a quick read over all. I thought that the characters kept the reader engaged, as did the plot. It left me wanting to know what happened. Even if this play is a comedy, I think there's lots of other good reasons to enjoy it!
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loved it!
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Well, I've made it this far. Whooop!! What do I get? Lemme guess. Nothing, right? It doesn't matter, anyways, because I made it! I had fun! (:
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