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The Comedy of Errors [PDF] ✅ The Comedy of Errors By 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 AntipholusandDromio 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 AntipholusandDromio 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 quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouementBased on a pair of comic dramas from ancient The Comedy PDF/EPUB or 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.

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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare
    ACT I. SCENE 1
    A hall in the DUKE'S palace
    Enter the DUKE OF EPHESUS, AEGEON, the Merchant
    of Syracuse, GAOLER, OFFICERS, and other ATTENDANTS
    AEGEON. Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall,
    And by the doom of death end woes and all.
    DUKE. Merchant of Syracuse, plead no more;
    I am not partial to infringe our laws.
    The enmity and discord which of late
    Sprung from the rancorous outrage of your duke
    To merchants, our well-dealing countrymen,
    Who, wanting guilders to redeem their lives,
    Have seal'd his rigorous statutes with their bloods,
    Excludes all pity from our threat'ning looks.
    For, since the mortal and intestine jars
    'Twixt thy seditious countrymen and us,
    It hath in solemn synods been decreed,
    Both by the Syracusians and ourselves,
    To admit no traffic to our adverse towns;
    Nay, more: if any born at Ephesus
    Be seen at any Syracusian marts and fairs;
    Again, if any Syracusian born
    Come to the bay of Ephesus-he dies,
    His goods confiscate to the Duke's dispose,
    Unless a thousand marks be levied,
    To quit the penalty and to ransom him.
    Thy substance, valued at the highest rate,...
    تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز شانزدهم ماه نوامبر سال 2015 میلادی
    عنوان: اشتباهات مضحک؛ نویسنده: ویلیام شکسپیر؛ به روایت و اقتباس: چارلز و مری لمب؛ مترجم: علی اکبر عبداللهی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، نقش قلم، 1393، در 48 ص، شابک: 9789648008067؛ موضوع: قصه های ویلیام شکسپیر - سده 16 م
    برای 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. خلاصه‌ 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...؛ ا. شربیانی

  2. Henry Avila Henry Avila 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 quite confusing...the 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 more 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 dead...The father who has one of the twins and his son's servant, continues to search for his wife , the other child and companion, unsuccessful....Until Egeon lands in the Greek city in Asia Minor of Ephesus ( in modern day Turkey) bad mistake...the 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 quest, 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 husbands...And the men from Ephesus think something is amiss, errands are not performed properly, friends called them liars and thieves...wives 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. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin 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. James James 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 more Shakespeare. Don't make it your first one tho... you'll regret it.

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  5. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    “If she lives till doomsday, she'll burn a week longer than the whole world.”
    ― William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, Act III.2


    Look. 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 thing.

    Some of my favorite quotes:

    ― “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, 200
    Who, falling there to find his fellow forth,
    Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself:
    So I, to find a mother and a brother,
    In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself.” (Act I.2)

    ― “I to the world am like a drop of water
    That in the ocean seeks another drop,
    Who, falling there to find his fellow forth,
    Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself.” (Act I.2)

    ― A wretched soul bruised with adversity,
    We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
    But were we burdened with like weight of pain,
    As much, or more, we should ourselves complain. (Act II.1.)

    ― Every why hath a wherefore. (Act II.2)

    ― “Since mine own doors refuse to entertain me,
    I'll knock elsewhere, to see if they'll disdain me” (Act III.1)

    ― “If she lives till doomsday, she'll burn a week longer than the whole world.” (Act III.2)

    ― “Ill deeds is doubled with an evil word.” (Act III.2)

    ― One of these men is Genius to the other;
    And so of these. Which is the natural man,
    And which the spirit? who deciphers them? (Act V.1)

  6. Carol She& Carol She& says:

    I read here

    This 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 it.

    As far as reading online- I had a few chuckles, but I found it confusing. I'm sure All Will Become Clear on the night.

    Edit: 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 plays.

    The ceiling near the front of the stage

    View of the stage (taken from where we were sitting

  7. Manny Manny says:

    Q: Why is a Shakespeare production never stopped by technical problems?

    A: (view spoiler)[Because where there's a Will, there's a way. (hide spoiler)]

  8. Brian Brian 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 quickest reads. There is not a lot of depth or subtext, and that is fine.
    I 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 own.
    The 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 comedy.
    As 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 Maris.
    The text has a happy dénouement and conclusion, as farce must, and it is one of the swiftest in Shakespeare. Succinct, unquestioned, and done!
    In “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 read.
    As 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. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro 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. Rachel Rachel says:

    This was unspeakably stupid and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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