The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

Book - 2004
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The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. For this second edition of The Comedy of Errors, Ros King has revised T. S. Dorsch's renowned text and commentary and written a completely new introduction to the work. She argues that the play cannot be regarded merely as a farcical romp based on a classical model but that it belongs to the critically misunderstood genre of tragi-comedy. Emphasising the seriousness that underlies the text, she pays special attention to the play's religious imagery and at the same time engages fully with its lightness of touch and its continuing popularity in the theatre. The volume also features accounts of recent and historical performances, and an updated reading list.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition: Updated ed.
ISBN: 9780521535168
Branch Call Number: 822. 33 C4D 2004
Characteristics: xiii, 131 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Dorsch, T. S.
King, Ros


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Jul 14, 2016

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Jul 14, 2016

Comedy of Errors is about a family that has twins but you could only tell them apart by their name. While they were still babies they bought another set that was the same way. (this mom could not afford to feed them so she sole them as servants for the other set when they got older)
A storm hits when the are on a boat and they family gets separated. Each parent takes one baby from each set of twin s and thinking they other parent has the other set they give them the same names. When they get older what happens is really quite hilarious.


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