Course: A Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare)
Course description:The student will laugh his way through this very enjoyable and easy-to-read introduction to Shakespearian comedy. 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 Antipholus-and-Dromio pair raised in Syracuse happen to visit Ephesus, where the respective twins reside. This provides the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom climax of the play. A spectacle of pure farce in the spirit of utmost fun and hilarious confusion! Slightly adapted for high school students. Recommended for grades 10-12.
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