Negative Criticism for The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

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Negative Criticism for The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare The Shakespeare play that I did was “The Comedy of Errors”. The Comedy of Errors was one of Shakespeare’s earliest works. The play was first performed at Gray’s Inn on December 28, 1594. The Comedy was very popular. In 1938, a musical adaptation of the play was known as The Boys from Syracuse. Of course the author of this play is William Shakespeare. The theme in this play is a romance along with comedic performances also in it. Synopsis Many years ago Egeon a merchant of Syracuse was in a shipwreck in which he was separated from some of his family. His wife, Emilia, from one of his twin sons, then Antipholus of Ephesus, and the son’s slave Dromio of Ephesus. With Egeon, were the slave’s twin Dromio of Syracuse and Egon’s remaining son Antipholus of Syracuse. When Antipholus of Syracuse was old enough he set out to find his missing brother. Years after that Egeon then went and looked for his remaining son, and then the play begins. When the play begins Egeon is captured by Duke Solinus in the hostile city of Ephesus. Egeon is going to be sentenced to death right away, until he tells Solinus his story and he feels bad for him so he puts his death off until nightfall. However Egeon must come up with a ransom of thousand marks. Antipholus of Syracuse arrives with his slave in Ephesus, where Antipholu’s twin brother, his wife Adariana and their twin slave live. Antipholus of Syracuse abuses Dromio of Ephesus because he was nagging him to go out to dinner. Adriana locks her real husband out of the house because she mistakes the Syracusan twin for the Ephesian. The other Dromio is going to be beaten because he ordered a gold chain to his brother s house and refuses to pay it. He ends up getting arrested for it. Meanwhile Antipholus of Ephesus demands that his father, Egeon has his death sentenced dropped. However the Duke does not agree. In the end the Syracusan twins come from an abbey where they had been taken refuge, and all the problems are resolved. The Abbess, who turns out to be Egeons long lost wife Emilia invites all of them at the end to discuss this “one day’s error” and “make full satisfaction”.

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