The comedy of errors

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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: -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 the play's 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 -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Arthur F. Kinney The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, 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 Folger.edu.
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subject_facet Brothers -- Drama, Brothers -- Greece -- Drama, Comedies, Courtship -- Italy -- Messina -- Drama, Drama, Ephesus (Extinct city) -- Drama, Greece -- Drama, Mistaken identity -- Drama, Plays, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Stage history, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Comedy of errors -- Problems, exercises, etc, Shipwreck victims -- Drama, Survival (after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.). -- Drama, Survival -- Drama, Survival at sea -- Drama, Twins -- Drama, Twins -- Fiction, Twins -- Greece -- Drama, Young adult drama, English
title_display The comedy of errors
title_full The Comedy of Errors, The Comedy of Errors / William Shakespeare ; edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen ; introduction by Jonathan Bate, The comedy of errors / William Shakespeare ; edited by David Bevington ; David Scott Kastan, James Hammersmith, and Robert Kean Turner, associate editors ; with a foreword by Joseph Papp, The comedy of errors / William Shakespeare ; edited by Frances E. Dolan, The comedy of errors / William Shakespeare ; edited by Harry Levin ; general editor, Sylvan Barnet, The comedy of errors / William Shakespeare ; edited by Stanley Wells, The comedy of errors / by William Shakespeare ; [editors, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine], The comedy of errors / by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, The comedy of errors / edited by Richard Andrews, The comedy of errors Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616., The comedy of errors/ edited by A. Quiller-Couch and J. D. Wilson, William Shakespeare's The comedy of errors [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616., William Shakespeare's The comedy of errors [sound recording] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
title_short The comedy of errors
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