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The Comedy of Errors (Dover Thrift Editions)

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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.

Synopsis:

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 comedic efforts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486424613
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Twins
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
Mistaken identity
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.14 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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