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The Comedy of Errors (1623)

by William Shakespeare

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Young Antipholus of Syracuse is searching the world for his identical twin brother, separated from him at birth. With him is his servant Dromio, who lost his twin brother at the same time. The pair arrive in Ephesus where, unkeknownst to them, their twins are living.
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The best parts of this are the fat jokes: "My mistress is so large you could discover continents on her" or something to that effect... ( )
  invisiblecityzen | Mar 13, 2022 |
The best parts of this are the fat jokes: "My mistress is so large you could discover continents on her" or something to that effect... ( )
  invisiblecityzen | Mar 13, 2022 |
A fun farce. Its real saving grace is how short it is-- any longer and it might begin to strain your patience, but as it is, it sets up the baffling premise in a single scene, quickly delivers on promised shenanigans, and then builds and builds on that single comedic strain of mistaken identity in brief exchanges until everything crashes together at the end with even more coincidence. All set outside on a single street outside three buildings, it seems like a fun play to stage. Nothing especially deep here, just two sets of twins running around wreaking havoc. ( )
  misslevel | Sep 22, 2021 |
A musical adaptation of the play brilliantly done by Travor Nunn and the Royal Shakespeare Company. ( )
  stbyra | Aug 22, 2021 |
Our first selection for 'The Bard a Month Club.'

It wasn't too funny the first time I read it. Then after I figured out the language, I went back and read it more quickly and it was much funnier! It helped to get the rhythm down. You can see some very early seeds of the Great Shakespeare to come... ( )
  poirotketchup | Mar 18, 2021 |
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Auld, WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Austen, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baldini, GabrieleTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barnet, SylvanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Braunmuller, Albert RichardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall
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Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
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Young Antipholus of Syracuse is searching the world for his identical twin brother, separated from him at birth. With him is his servant Dromio, who lost his twin brother at the same time. The pair arrive in Ephesus where, unkeknownst to them, their twins are living.

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014071474X, 0141016671

 

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