The Comedy of Errors

[PDF / Epub] ★ The Comedy of Errors ✈ William Shakespeare – Two sets of twins are separated at birth by a storm at sea a pair of masters both named Antipholus and a pair of servants both named Dromio Years later the Antipholus and Dromio pair raised in Syracus Two sets of twins are separated at birth by a storm at sea a pair of masters both named Antipholus and a pair of servants both named Dromio Years later the Antipholus and Dromio pair raised in Syracuse happen to visit Ephesus where the respective twins reside—providing the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity within a lively plot of uarrels arrests and a grand courtroom denouementBased on a pair of comic dramas The Comedy MOBI :ò 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 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 greatest comedies offering students and scholars a valuable key to the playwright's development.The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare baptised April was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre eminent dramatist He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of plays sonnets two long narrative poems and several other poems His plays have been tr.

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  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • William Shakespeare
  • English
  • 19 February 2015
  • 9781853262432

10 thoughts on “The Comedy of Errors

  1. says:

    The Comedy of Errors William ShakespeareSet in the Greek city of Ephesus The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio of Syracuse arrive in Ephesus which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant Dromio of Ephesus When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings a near seduction the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus and false accusations of infidelity theft madness and demonic possession تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز شانزدهم ماه نوامبر سال 2015میلادیعنوان اشتباهات مضحک؛ نویسنده ویلیام شکسپیر؛ به روایت و اقتباس چارلز و مری لمب؛ مترجم علی اکبر عبداللهی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، نقش قلم، 1393، در 48ص، شابک 9789648008067؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، نقش قلم، انتشارات دبیر، 1396؛ در 48ص؛ چاپ دیگر، تهران، اکباتان، 1398، در 48ص؛ شابک 9786229608241؛ موضوع قصه های ویلیام شکسپیر سده 16مبرای نگارش نمایشنامه ی «کمدی اشتباهات مضحک»؛ از «دوقلوها» اثر «پلاتوس»، که ماخذ اصلی این نمایشنامه است، استفاده شده، تشابه دو خدمتکار دوقلو و اربابان دوقلو، و همچنین پرده ی سوم نمایشنامه، احتمالاً از نمایش «آمفیترو»، که باز اثر دیگری از «پلاتوس» است، اقتباس شده‌ است؛ این نمایش در پنج پرده تدوین شده، و دارای سیزده شخصیت، و تعدادی سیاهی لشکر است؛ شخصیت‌های اصلی نمایشنامه عبارتند از «سولینوس دوک افه سوس، حاکمی که عدل و داد را با ترحم معتدل می‌کند»؛ «اژئون تاجر پیری از جزیره سیراکیوس»؛ «امیلیا راهبه‌ ای در شهر افه سوس که معلوم می‌شود زن اژئون است»؛ «آنتی فلوس افه سوس، و آنتی فلوس سیراکیوس برادران دوقلو، فرزندان اژئون و امیلیا»؛ «درومیوی افه سوس و درومیوی سیراکیوس برادران دوقلو و خدمتکاران آنتی فلوس‌ها»؛ «آدریانا»؛ «لوسیانا»؛ «یک رقاصه»؛ «پینچ»؛ «بالتازار»؛ «آنجلو»؛ «زندانبانان»، «افسران»، «تاجران» و «پیشخدمت‌های در خدمت دوک»؛چکیده‌ ای از نمایشنامه به دلیل دشمنی طولانی بین اهالی دو شهر «افه سوس» و «سیراکیوس» در «روم غربی»، «اژئون» که بازرگانی مسن و اهل «سیراکیوس» است، در سفر به شهر رقیب و دشمن، به وسیله مردان «سولینوس» دستگیر و محکوم به مرگ می‌شود؛ هنگامی که «اژئون» در حضور دوک است، با تعریف زندگی غم آلود و پردرد خود، احساس ترحم دوک را برمی‌انگیزد، و از او یک روز مهلت می‌گیرد، تا پولی را که برای فدیه، و آزادسازی او مقرر شده،‌ فراهم کند؛تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 27061399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی

  2. says:

    This play is so light it practically floats a marvelous silly absurdity of mistaken identity that will put a smile on your face even the cranky may laugh The plot was old when Shakespeare wrote it back in the 1590's Still not just a set of twins in this comedy but two the writer wanted to double the amusement in the convoluted story Antipholus born in the Greek settled city of Syracuse in Sicily in ancient times no specific year stated but somewhere between the start of the Christian era and the fifteenth century He the Greek baby had a brother born on the same day and nearby about the same hour another set of twins arrive to a poor family The father of Antipholus Egeon a wealthy merchant has a bright idea that isn't buying the poor twins as companions and servants slaves to his boys here it gets uite confusingthe four children have only two names Antipholus for the rich kids Dromio for the not Never contented in Syracuse the merchant along with his wife Emilia and all the twins travel by ship for an opportunity to make money in a foreign city So to scramble and eventually spice the narrative you'll see why later the vessel founders in a storm off the coast of what will be Albania someday the family becomes divided all are rescued but by different boats and for many years the relatives don't know if the others are alive or deadThe father who has one of the twins and his son's servant continues to search for his wife the other child and companion unsuccessfulUntil Egeon lands in the Greek city in Asia Minor of Ephesus in modern day Turkey bad mistakethe two towns of Syracuse and Ephesus are big rivals and hate the other Death is the prescribed punishment for arrivals from the Sicilian town Poor man alone imprisoned his son had gone before him in their never ending uest not enough money to pay the fine so he must perish Yet unknown to the father his second son is a prosperous merchant here soon Antipholus of Syracuse joins the circus if I may call it that as people confuse the twins servants and the boys from Syracuse think this is a friendly but crazy metropolis full of witches strange people greet them by their names treated like close friends given money jewelry and women they have never seen before call them husbandsAnd the men from Ephesus think something is amiss errands are not performed properly friends called them liars and thieveswives say the husbands are insane Turmoil follows turmoil until the final awakening A fun trifle and the incomparable writer begins to show his enormous talent and the reader gets a brief break from the world's unrest

  3. says:

    The Comedy of Errors is perfect but it is perfection of a low order In this early play Shakespeare sets out to master the complex mechanisms and simple humor of farce and succeeds completely It is enjoyable and well crafted like a really good episode of The Beverly Hillbillies or Three's Company and represents an important early step on Shakespeare's journey as an absolute master of drama in all its forms

  4. says:

    Book Review 3 out of 5 stars to The Comedy of Errors a comedy seriously did you think with that title it was one of his tragedies oh my published in 1594 by William Shakespeare So who knew Shakespeare invented the humor of mistaken identity? Wow Think of this as a cross between any daytime television soap opera Dumb and Dumber and Dude Where's My Car?And if you don't know what that clip is from you have no watched the right kinds of movies So go figure it out and come back to chat That said this is definitely one of the funniest plays he's written as you'd expect But it's not just a single set of twins there are two pairs And no one knows who is who Sometimes you might get lost too But that's what I've learned to love when reading Shakespeare If it's a historical play or a tragedy make it serious If it's a comedy then do whatever you'd like I'll make up my own interpretation And that's what I did with this one And when finished I talked about it with some fellow students We all agreed I had the most interesting interpretation And then when we got into class the professor talked about what he thought it was about And what do you know I had the closest version Woo Hoo I'm good for something I remember thinking to myself On a serious note this is worth a read if you want to get into Shakespeare Don't make it your first one tho you'll regret it About Me For those new to me or my reviews here's the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you'll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by

  5. says:

    “If she lives till doomsday she'll burn a week longer than the whole world” ― William Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors Act III2Look It isn't brilliant Shakespeare but it is worth the price of admission for just the banter puns etc There really isn't a major character that jumps out Perhaps that is due to the constraints of the premise but anyway It was 80 pages of drama and I rather enjoyed it I'm just not sure how much of it will stick Like Hamlet Othello etc years from now If you are looking for top level dialogue but not worried about plot or uncovering the meaning of life or the essential elements of humanity this book might just be the thingSome of my favorite uotes― “He that commends me to mine own content Commends me to the thing I cannot get I to the world am like a drop of water That in the ocean seeks another drop 200Who falling there to find his fellow forth Unseen inuisitive confounds himself So I to find a mother and a brother In uest of them unhappy lose myself” Act I2― “I to the world am like a drop of waterThat in the ocean seeks another drop Who falling there to find his fellow forth Unseen inuisitive confounds himself” Act I2― A wretched soul bruised with adversity We bid be uiet when we hear it cry; But were we burdened with like weight of pain As much or we should ourselves complain Act II1 ― Every why hath a wherefore Act II2― “Since mine own doors refuse to entertain meI'll knock elsewhere to see if they'll disdain me” Act III1― “If she lives till doomsday she'll burn a week longer than the whole world” Act III2― “Ill deeds is doubled with an evil word” Act III2― One of these men is Genius to the other; And so of these Which is the natural manAnd which the spirit? who deciphers them? Act V1

  6. says:

    I read here review is a work in progress as I am going to the Pop Up Globe in Auckland to see it next month Really looking forward to itAs far as reading online I had a few chuckles but I found it confusing I'm sure All Will Become Clear on the nightEdit Overall I did enjoy the show which had been given a bit of modernistation the Syracusean pair arrived dressed as tourists posed for selfies but remained true in it's essence Lot of interaction with the audience In spite of a great cast I thought the story dragged on a bit long can see why this is not considered one of Shakespeare's great playsThe ceiling near the front of the stage View of the stage taken from where we were sitting

  7. says:

    Why is a Shakespeare production never stopped by technical problems?A view spoilerBecause where there's a Will there's a way hide spoiler

  8. says:

    “Headstrong liberty is lashed with woe”“The Comedy of Errors” is regarded as a slight work of Shakespeare’s As if the fact that it is a farce somehow diminishes it That is ridiculous Accept this play on its own terms This early play of the Bard’s is one of Shakespeare’s shortest and uickest reads There is not a lot of depth or subtext and that is fineI gave The Comedy of Errors” a 3 star rating compared to other Shakespeare not to literature as a whole The Bard is in a class of his ownThe Introduction by Frances Dolan in this edition is fine It contains nothing earth shattering but some nice points are made especially about the use of violence in comedyAs mentioned this play is a farce lots of mistaken identity near misses etc Two sets of twins unknown to the other are in the same place at the same time The mayhem reaches a fever pitch in the delightful Act IV “The Comedy of Errors” when well done would be a lot of fun in performance Although it is a bit simple I really enjoyed the minor subplot of Dromio of Syracuse running from the amorous attentions of a large kitchen maid that we never see The fact that Shakespeare never lets us see this woman is genius as nothing could be funnier than the version of her each reader creates in their head The same device was used to perfection in the sitcom “Frasier” in the character of the oft mentioned and never seen MarisThe text has a happy dénouement and conclusion as farce must and it is one of the swiftest in Shakespeare Succinct unuestioned and doneIn “The Comedy of Errors” one sees the budding that later blooms in Shakespeare’s mature works And this play’s influence has been felt in dramatic literature as it clearly influences most of the great farces that followed it from Feydeau’s “A Flea in her Ear” to TV’s aforementioned “Frasier”The Pelican editions of Shakespeare contain some simple yet informative essays “Theatrical World” “The Texts of Shakespeare” that preface every play in this Pelican series They are worth a readAs for the Pelican Shakespeare series they are one of my two favorite editions since the scholarly research is usually top notch and the editions themselves look good as an aesthetic unit It looks and feels like a play and this compliments the text's contents admirably The Pelican series was recently reedited and has the latest scholarship on Shakespeare and his time period Well priced and well worth it

  9. says:

    The shortest of his catalog this is one of Shakespeare's earliest plays and a popular one during his lifetime It is the only one along with the Tempest that follows the Aristotelian structure of unity same day same place unified plot It is the story of mistaken identity which is all resolved in time for dinner It has its moments but it was not really a belly laugh kind of play for me

  10. says:

    This was unspeakably stupid and I enjoyed every minute of it

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