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    Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s first plays. The minor characters, in the play, Egeon and the Duke, set up the framework of the play. Egeon, at the request of the Duke, describes his adventures and relates his life story. This provides the history of The Comedy of Errors, and helps keep track of the confusion, which unfolds during the play. There are several themes that Shakespeare uses which are only loosely related to the actual comedy. The conflicts between

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    In The Comedy of Errors Shakespeare adds a frame story. Egeon plays the doting father of the lost twins, only appearing in the first and final acts, but is incredibly important as a device to frame the action of the play. Though the play is a comedy, Egeon grounds the action in tragedy. Subsequently, because the conceit of the play is so complicated, Shakespeare has the characters speak to each other in an indirect way, so they don’t get to the heart of all the confusion until the play’s resolution

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    ‘Hopeless and helpless doth Egeon wend. But to procrastinate his lifeless end.’ The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s earliest and comedic creations, with inspiration drawn from the Roman comedy Menaechmi. The Royal Shakespeare Company was founded in 1961 with the goal to entertain and educate audiences on Shakespeare’s works, by putting a modern twist on the performances. Their version of The Comedy of Errors, co-produced with Told by an Idiot, manipulates the actor’s movements, language and

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    aggravated, a boy with grayed hair and a cane comes out, who says his name is Egeon. The story begins through this tense and uptight interaction between the characters, and suddenly the audience finds themselves lost in the ideas of Shakespeare. Comedy of Errors, an enthralling and entertaining play written by William Shakespeare, contains a riveting and unique storyline. The story begins with the forlorn idea of a father trying to discover and reunite his family who was split apart by a shipwreck. Egeon

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    Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Plautus' Menaechmi and Amphitruo One of Shakespeare's earliest plays (its first recorded performance in December 1594), The Comedy of Errors has frequently been dismissed as pure farce, unrepresentative of the playwright's later efforts. While Errors may very well contain farcical elements, it is a complex, layered work that draws upon and reinterprets Plautine comedy. Shakespeare combines aspects of these Latin plays with biblical source material, chiefly

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    The Seriousness of The Comedy of Errors        The Comedy of Errors has often been dismissed as a mere farce, unworthy of any serious attention. Yet, when the author is Shakespeare, even a "farce" is well worth a second look. Shakespeare himself may have takent his comedic work quite seriously, for audiences expected comedy of his day not only to entertain, but also to morally instruct. It is not surprising, therefore, that for one of his earliest comedies, Shakespeare found a model in the

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    Comedy Of Errors

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    Blanche McIntyre’s production of The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare’s Globe successfully manages to translate the amusing source material from the page into the entertaining, and at times sidesplitting, show on the stage. The piece takes a few minor liberties like Dromio’s attempt to bring down the wash before the play, the addition of songs, changing Aegeon’s thousand-mark ransom to one hundred marks, and the inclusion of a balcony scene outside of Antipholus of Ephesus’ house. However, McIntyre’s

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    Comedy Of Error

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    The Comedy of Error is one of Shakespeare’s earliest pieces. Although the story itself seems to be a farcical comedy, a physical comedy without a deep meaning, his language makes every character to be vivid, and grants each of these characters a different personality, and reflects the relationship between different characters. His language creates an environment that the characters are not merely people on the stage, but actual human being in front of the audience in everyday life. Another element

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    Roland Barthes has said, “Literature is the question minus the answer.” This pretty much means that it raises questions that it doesn’t always answer; it leaves us to think larger about themes and issues. In The Comedy of Errors the play questions how strong is the power of love with family. The multiple problems people go through in this play help us understand that humans can suffer without a loving and stable family. In Shakespeare’s view he’s saying how family matters in this play and what

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    Comedy of Errors (Theme)

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    “The Comedy of Errors” Plato states that: “The measure of a man is what he does with his power.” But is this true? Or does it depend on a person’s money and possessions? Perhaps it is the family they were born into, or even their gender. And how can reputation affect your class standing? In “The Comedy of Errors” William Shakespeare explores the interplay of these various possibilities that can determine a person’s class. Shakespeare shows us that a persons family can determine their social

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