The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

eBook - 2008
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The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's most popular short comedy plays. The plot is driven by two cases of mistaken identity and witty pun-drenched dialogue. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant of Dromio of Syraceuse visit the town of Ephesus, not realizing that this is the home of Antipholus of Ephesus and Dromio of Ephesus, their twin brothers lost to them at sea years before. Before reuniting, the doppelgangers cause chaos amongst friends and family when they all assemble in Ephesus.

Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Floating Press, c2008
ISBN: 9781775412809
1775412806
9781775564393
1775564398
Characteristics: 1 electronic document (121 p.)

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Amina2015
Jun 30, 2015

This is a really confusing story like you have to concentrate when you're reading it.

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gogo12127
Jun 21, 2015

This is another Folger Shakespeare Library edition, with its its useful prefatory information on the language of Shakespeare, a brief summery of his life, background of the play, and theater life in Shakespeare's time.

Egeon, an old merchant from Syracuse, and his wife Aemilia had twin sons, both named Antipholus and provided with twin slaves, both named Dromio. Because of a shipwreck, the members are separated, Egeon taking with him to Syracuse a son (Antipholus of Syracuse) and one Dromio, Aemilia taking with her to Ephesus one Antipholus (Antipholus of Ephesus) and one Dromio
When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities ensues, thus the comedy of errors.
This comedy of errors leads to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession. It gets really confusing at times, at least it did for me.

In some respects, this is a late sixteenth century sit-com.
This play, unlike most other plays of Shakespeare, Hamlet does not seem to have any memorable lines or phrases.

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BarbaraA
Jul 02, 2012

This is not the best of Shakespeare. It's a quick read, and it's cute, but I understand why this isn't a play that's taught much in schools.

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Jun 30, 2015

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Amina2015
Jun 30, 2015

This story is about four love birds. This is a confusing story. It is hard to understand but just try to concentrate.

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