The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

With New Dramatic Criticism and Updated Biliography

Book - 1989
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Based on a pair of comic dramas from ancient Rome, "The Comedy of Errors" presents a spectacle of pure farce in the spirit of utmost fun and--as the title suggests--hilarious confusion. Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest dramatic efforts, the play abounds in his trademark conceits, puns, and other forms of fanciful wordplay. It also foreshadows his later and greater comedies, offering students and scholars a valuable key to the playwright's development.
Publisher: New York : Signet, 1989.
ISBN: 9780451523112
Branch Call Number: YA-PB 822.33 O5 1989
Characteristics: xxxviii, 192 pages ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Levin, Harry 1912-1994.


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