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The Comedy of Errors : Cambridge School Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

The Comedy of Errors

Cambridge School Shakespeare


Published: 12th December 1991
For Ages: 16+ years old
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Like every other play in the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, The Comedy of Errors has been specially prepared to help all students in schools and colleges. This version aims to be different from other editions of the play. It invites you to bring the play to life in your classroom through enjoyable activities that will help increase your understanding. You are encourage to make up your own mind about the play, rather than have someone else's interpretation handed down to you. Whatever you do, remember that Shakespeare wrote his plays to be acted, watched and enjoyed.

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.

List of Illustrationsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
1594/1604--a play for Christmas?p. 1
1623: the textp. 10
Sources and analoguesp. 17
Plautus, Menaechmip. 17
William Warnerp. 21
Plautus, Amphitruop. 25
Apollonius of Tyre: Gower or Twine?p. 27
Acts and Ephesiansp. 37
Farce, City Comedy and Romancep. 42
Four centuries of 'Errors' on the page and on the stagep. 59
Editorial Proceduresp. 81
Abbreviations and referencesp. 82
The Comedy of Errorsp. 87
Proverbial language in 'The Comedy of Errors'p. 181
Extracts from 'Gesta Grayorum' (1688)p. 183
Plautus, 'Menaechmi' (William Warner's 1595 translation)p. 188
Extracts from Acts and Ephesians (The Geneva Bible (1560))p. 221
Indexp. 225
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521395755
ISBN-10: 0521395755
Series: Cambridge School Shakespeare
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 16+ years old
For Grades: 11+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 12th December 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.23