The Comedy of Errors
Each edition includes: · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play · Scene-by-scene plot summaries · A key to famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare's... show more
Each edition includes: · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play · Scene-by-scene plot summaries · A key to famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Arthur F. Kinney The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 1st 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
This is very, very early Shakespeare and it shows. The plot is that two pairs of twins have been separated at birth, with one being the master and one being the servant from each pair. Each twin has the same name as the other, so we have two servants named Dromio and two masters named Antipholus. ...
Cute.I don't often use this word to describe something I've read, but I think it's acceptable to use The Comedy of Errors. It's not the strongest play of Shakespeare's that I've read, but that's understandable as it is apparently one of his earliest. And of course, occupying the middle ground in Bil...
I listened to another one of Shakespeare plays, recorded by Librivox. It was a short comedy about the errors and misunderstandings that arise out of the fact that two pairs of twins are in one town without anyone knowing. Synopsis (Wikipedia):Due to a law forbidding the presence of Syracusian mer...
A play with a hilariously absurd premise-- two sets of twins separated at birth, each twin with the same name as his brother. Lots of mistaken identities and confusion. This is probably funnier performed than read as a lot of the humour is slapstick.
A very humorous read, though one occasionally misses jokes due to the changes in language which have occurred over time. overall however all may find humor in this play and its various adaptations to the theater and film.