The Comedy of Errors
A Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare's shortest play yet one of his most popular comedies. Here is a new modern-spelling edition, based on the 1623 Folio text with on-page commentary and notes that explain meaning, staging, language and allusions. A detailed and informative introduction describes the play's first performance at Gray's Inn in December 1594, its multiple sources and its uneven critical and theatrical history. Appendices include the complete text of the play's main source, Plautus' Menaechmi, and extracts from Gesta Grayorum and the Geneva Bible.
Illustrated with production photographs and related art, this edition vividly brings to life Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.
"Not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship."--Times Literary Supplement
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These are the first two titles in Penguin's newly revamped "Pelican Shakespeare" series. The Pelicans have been the leading editions for many years, but the publisher realized that much new ... Read full review
Sources and analogues
Gower or Twine?
Acts and Ephesians
Farce City Comedy and Romance
Abbreviations and references
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Proverbial language in The Comedy of Errors
Extracts from Gesta Grayorum 1688
Plautus Menaechmi William Warners 1595 translation
Extracts from Acts and Ephesians The Geneva Bible 1560
Four centuries of Errors on the page and on the stage
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