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The Comedy of Errors (Bantam Classics) (original 1623; edition 1988)

by William Shakespeare

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Title:The Comedy of Errors (Bantam Classics)
Authors:William Shakespeare
Info:Bantam Classics (1988), Paperback, 240 pages
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Read in high school, thought it was funny. ( )
  SheReadsALot | Jun 20, 2016 |
Really excellent insults and figures of speech throughout a ridiculous play. This play should not be performed "straight," or read silently--you need a framing device, or great physical comedy, or *something* to bring it up to the level of Shakespeare's other plays. Because there really isn't much to this farce, and what little substance there is, is a bit sketchy (ah, beating one's slave--hilarity!). Also, I hate mistaken identity stories, so I was prejudiced against this from the start. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Absolutely loved it!! I loved the doubles!!! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
Funny mix up of two sets of twins with the same names. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Funny mix up of two sets of twins with the same names. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall
And, by the doom of death, end woes and all.
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Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
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Please do not combine The Comedy of Errors (No Fear Shakespeare) with The Comedy of Errors.

This work is for the COMPLETE "The Comedy of Errors" ONLY. Do not combine this work with abridgements, adaptations or "simplifications" (such as "Shakespeare Made Easy"), Cliffs Notes or similar study guides, or anything else that does not contain the full text. Do not include any video recordings. Additionally, do not combine this with other plays.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743484886, Mass Market Paperback)

Each edition 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 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

· Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Arthur F. Kinney

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., 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 www.folger.edu.

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Aegeon, a merchant of Syracuse, is arrested in Ephesus. Aegeon tells Solinus, the Duke of Ephesus, his tale: he was shipwrecked many years ago while sailing with his wife, Aemilia, and two pairs of identical twins--their twin sons, both named Antipholus, and twin servants, both named Dromio. In the course of the storm, his wife, one of their sons, and one their servants, were lost. At eighteen, Aegeon had allowed the remaining Antipholus and Dromio to leave Syracuse for Ephesus to search for their long-lost twins, at which point both of them had disappeared as well. After five years, Aegeon had come to Ephesus to find them.… (more)

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