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The Comedy of Errors

The confusion over the gold chain in Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors is, like the majority of the conflict in the play, the result of a case of mistaken identity. Antipholus of Ephesus orders the...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2018 1:29 am UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse are a set of twins who have been separated for some twenty-five years. Antipholus of Ephesus is the older, and Antipholus of Syracuse is the...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2020 9:54 pm UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

Although his shortest work, The Comedy of Errors remains one of William Shakespeare's most loved plays. In its time, the slapstick comedy was extremely popular, and Shakespeare's use of language...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2012 11:56 am UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

As you can see in the link below, gender issues are considered of primary importance for this play, as women are portrayed in a dual nature while they try to figure out the confusing behavior of...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2007 1:13 am UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

Antipholus of Syracuse (a city on the Italian island of Sicily) and his servant, Dromio, also of Syracuse, have recently arrived in Ephesus (a Greek city on the western coast of present-day...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2019 4:24 pm UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

There are several functions of setting in this play. Most simply, because it is set "somewhere else" (other than England), as a dramatist Shakespeare can use wild local customs. Since it is Asia...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2007 11:40 pm UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

In the Epilogue of Sheridan's The Rivals, Mrs. Bulkley declares, Man's social happiness all rests on us: Through all the drama—whether damn'd or not— Love gilds the scene, and women guide the...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2014 2:53 am UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

Basically, it means that the suffering of others is hard to hear, but when we suffer, we want others to hear us.

Latest answer posted March 16, 2007 4:07 am UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

If you are writing a paper on an element of comparing and contrasting these two plays, you might find it helpful to visit our "How to Write a Compare-and-Contrast" essay. Good luck!

Latest answer posted July 1, 2008 7:46 am UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

There is some information about the characters in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors at the link listed below. However, I can provide some more in-depth information about a few of the characters....

Latest answer posted June 21, 2010 12:59 pm UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

In Renaissance English, "intestine" wars were wars within a country. For example, the word "intestine" is also used in Shakespeare's play Henry the Fourth Part One when referring to a rebellion...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2018 8:24 pm UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

There are four main characters , the identical twin brothers---Antipholus of Ephesus and Atipholus of Syracuse and the sisters---Adrianna and Luciana. One could also include the identical twin...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2010 11:12 pm UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

The unfortunate Egeon of Syracuse is being led to his execution in Ephesus. He's been found guilty of the very serious crime of traveling between the two cities. Syracuse and Ephesus don't get on...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2018 8:55 am UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

Egeon and Emilia have set sail from Epidamnum on the Adriatic. Their destination is Syracuse, their home town. The couple take with them four children: the twin boys born to Emilia and another pair...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2018 5:49 pm UTC

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The Comedy of Errors

One thing that you may wish to take into consideration is the fact that The Rivals is a farce, and in farces characters are often stock characters. That is, they are fictional characters based upon...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2014 12:49 am UTC

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