The Comedy Of Errors
  • The Comedy Of Errors
  • The Comedy Of Errors
  • The Comedy Of Errors
ISBN: 0486424618
EAN13: 9780486424613
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 19, 2002
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 0.3" H x 8.1" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Shakespeare s The Comedy of Errors is the slapstick farce of his youth. In it, the lost twin sons of the old merchant Egeon both named Antipholus find themselves in Ephesus, without either one even knowing of the other s existence. Meanwhile, Egeon has arrived in search of the son he thinks is still alive and has been sentenced to death for the crime of being from Syracuse.
To add to the confusion, the two Antipholuses have twin servants, both named Dromio. As the four men unwittingly encounter each other, the play is crammed with wildly escalating misunderstandings before the truth emerges and Egeon is pardoned.
Shakespeare bases his story on Plautus s Menaechmi, a play about identical twins who accidentally meet after a lifetime apart. He borrows from another Plautus play by having Adriana, the wife of one Antipholus, entertain the other. The spirited Adriana often gives speeches evoking strong emotions as do other characters at times. Even here, Shakespeare suggests complexities beyond the farce.
The authoritative edition of The Comedy of Errors from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:
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