Comedy of Errors

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 23, 2011 - Drama - 272 pages
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The authoritative edition of The Comedy of Errors from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include:

· The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference
· Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation
· Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
· Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
· Scene-by-scene plot summaries
· A key to famous lines and phrases
· An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language
· Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books
· An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
  

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Review: The Comedy of Errors

User Review  - Brian Murray - Goodreads

"yet this my comfort: when your words are done, My woes end likewise with the evening sun" So true Shakespeare, so true. Read full review

Review: The Comedy of Errors

User Review  - Sara Abrams - Goodreads

Found this play to be most enjoyable and the language, most beautiful. Certain parts became exasperating because the characters appeared witless. Not until the Duke's entrance does anyone seem to make sense of the errors. Read full review

Contents

Editors Preface
ix
Shakespeares The Comedy of Errors
xiii
The Comedy of Errors
xv
Shakespeares Life
xxv
Shakespeares Theater
xxxvi
The Publication of Shakespeares Plays
xlv
An Introduction to This Text
xlix
Text of the Play with Commentary
1
ACT 3 Scene 2
71
ACT 4 Scene 1
87
ACT 4 Scene 2
97
ACT 4 Scene 3
103
ACT 4 Scene 4
109
ACT 5 Scene 1
129
Longer Notes
163
Textual Notes
171

ACT 1 Scene 1
7
ACT 1 Scene 2
17
ACT 2 Scene 1
29
ACT 2 Scene 2
37
ACT 3 Scene 1
57
A Modern Perspective
179
Further Reading
197
Key to Famous Lines and Phrases
215
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—their older daughter Susanna and the twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent, not in Stratford, but in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright, but as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Sometime between 1610 and 1613, Shakespeare is thought to have retired from the stage and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616.

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