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    The Comedy of Errors

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    The Comedy of Errors is a comedy that focuses on a merchant named Egeon who is looking for his long lost wife and other twin son. The son who grew up with him, Antipholus of Syracuse, is also searching the world for his family. Unknown to his father, they both end up in the same place, Ephesus. It is illegal in Ephesus to travel between it and Syracuse, but the Duke is touched by Egeon’s story and gives him a day to raise bail money. The other twin, also named Antipholus, lives in Ephesus. Each

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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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    The Comedy of Errors(1983) I viewed the BBC’s production of The Comedy of Errors. The film first began with an opening of red and white, the white being the background and the red reading The Comedy of Errors. Shortly after followed into a scene of people dancing at a distance from the camera. These people were dancing on top of what looked like a world map. I sincerely believe the director, James Cellan Jones, purposely did the dancing from the distance of the camera to slowly invite film viewers

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    Comedy of Errors:  Ephesian Effusions                Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors is a madcap romp of mistakings and misadventures, wrapping together two Plautine comedies sauced with Scripture and Renaissance poetry. Yet the tangled web of estranged family that Shakespeare weaves holds significant differences from any of his originals, pointing to ideas about family and marriage that Shakespeare no doubt held, and was to develop further in later works.   Plautus' Menaechmi yields a basic

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    Comedy of Errors - Romance What is so interesting about Shakespeare's first play, The Comedy of Errors, are the elements it shares with his last plays. The romances of his final period (Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest) all borrowed from the romantic tradition, particularly the Plautine romances. So here, as in the later plays, we have reunions of lost children and parents, husbands and wives; we have adventures and wanderings, and the danger of death (which in this play is not

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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 plays of

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    Shakespeare’s play: The Comedy of Errors tells the story of twin brothers, Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus, along with their twin servants, Dromio of Syracuse and Dromio of Ephesus, who were separated at birth. The twins grew up in completely different places and led totally different lives until the Antipholus of Syracuse goes looking for his brother. The twins’ two lives intertwine when friends and family confuse the two sets of twins for the other. Eventually Adriana, Antipholus

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    The Brothers Menaechmus and Comedy of Errors

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    by the conventions of a given literary mode. This paper will seek to elucidate the unique opportunities comedy presents to a translator, in this case William Shakespeare, of a play, The Brothers Menaechmus by Plautus. Due to the rules that govern comedy, Shakespeare was afforded the ability to move beyond creating a copy of Plautus and merge his work with the original: The Comedy of Errors is an adaptation of Menaechmus, but it is also a continuation of its predecessor. Shakespeare’s play should

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    The Twins in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors

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    Just because two people have similar appearances, it does not mean that they act similarly or behave similarly. A prime example of this is the play The Comedy of Errors. Throughout the play, the two sets of twins are being mistaken for their twin, and even though they look similar, the characters that the two sets of twins come into contact with seem to notice that the twins do not act in their usual manner. That is due to the fact that they are not the people that the other characters think they

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    strong is the power of love?” “How can family bonds be broken?” “Can alienation and a lack of home have a dramatic effect on the subject?” However, according to the critic Roland Barthes “Literature is the question minus the answer.” The play The Comedy Of Errors by William Shakespeare raises the question, “what types of conflict do people face when attempting to reunite with their family?” to convey that people will sacrifice their well being and happiness in search of a sense of belonging and a stable

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