Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

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We came into the world like brother and brother; And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another. - Dromio of Ephesus

The Comedy of Errors is likely the very first play Shakespeare ever wrote, and for that reason alone it deserves a special place in literary history. Yet, despite the author's lack of maturity, the play is unmistakably the work of a burgeoning master. A farce of a type that was wildly popular in Shakespeare's day, The Comedy of Errors transcends its genre, and is as accessible and as entertaining as any of the Bard's later comedies. Revolving around the naturally comedic themes of identical twins and mistaken identity, The Comedy of Errors is a delightful milestone in the remarkable career of the greatest dramatist of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780694517053
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Edition description: Abridged, 2 Cassettes
Pages: 2
Product dimensions: 4.56(w) x 7.15(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

William Shakespeare is the world's greatest ever playwright. Born in 1564, he split his time between Stratford-upon-Avon and London, where he worked as a playwright, poet and actor. In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway. Shakespeare died in 1616 at the age of fifty-two, leaving three children—Susanna, Hamnet and Judith. The rest is silence.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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Table of Contents

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Act I

SCENE I. A hall in DUKE SOLINUS'S palace.

SCENE II. The Mart.

Act II

SCENE I. The house of ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus.

SCENE II. A public place.


SCENE I. Before the house of ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus.

SCENE II. The same.

Act IV

SCENE I. A public place.

SCENE II. The house of ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus.

SCENE III. A public place.

SCENE IV. A street.

Act V

SCENE I. A street before a Priory.

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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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