The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

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Two sets of identical twins, separated at sea as children, find themselves in the same city for the first time as adults. Soon, their friends mistake the twins for one another and bewilderment abounds, as the wife of one man declares the other to be her husband, pronouncing him mad when he denies the claim. Exuberant, complex and brilliantly farcical, this is a hilarious comedy of confusion and ultimate reunion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 14mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141016671
  • 9780141016672
  • 725,146

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About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright of the 16th and 17 centuries, now widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the word's pre-eminent dramatist. Randall Martin is Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick. He has edited Henry VI Part Three for The Oxford Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics, and The Merchant of Venice, with a theatre commentary by Peter Lichtenfels, for Applause Theatre Books. He is currently writing a book about early modern English murder news, and completing an edition of Ben Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour for the forthcoming Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson. Randall Martin is Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick. He has edited Henry VI Part Three for The Oxford Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics, and The Merchant of Venice, with a theatre commentary by Peter Lichtenfels, for Applause Theatre Books. He is currently writing a book about early modern English murder news, and completing an edition of Ben Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour for the forthcoming Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson.
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