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The Comedy of Errors

2nd Edition

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Part of The New Cambridge Shakespeare

  • Date Published: April 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521535168

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  • Ros King provides a completely new Introduction to the existing text and commentary for this updated edition of The Comedy of Errors. She argues that the play cannot be regarded only as a farcical romp based on a classical model, but should be considered part of a critically misunderstood genre of tragi-comedy. Stressing the play's underlying seriousness, the Introduction pays special attention to its religious imagery. First Edition Hb (1988): 0-521-22153-6 First Edition Pb (1988): 0-521-29368-5

    • Updated edition of a text which has been in the series since 1988
    • Completely new Introduction by Ros King, Queen Mary, University of London
    • New production photographs and a revised Reading List
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "King's lively introduction and helpful new bibliography constitute a very welcome updating of the Dorsch edition and shed some new light on one of Shakespeare's early comic masterpieces." - The Sixteenth Century Journal Thomas G. Olsen, State University of New York at New Paltz

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521535168
    • length: 144 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 151 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Preface to first edition
    Abbreviations
    Introduction by Ros King: Shakespeare's main source: Plautus's Menaechmi
    Shakespeare's first tragicomedy
    Shakespeare's schooling and the construction of The Comedy of Errors
    Casting the twins
    Verse form and metrication
    The first known performance: Gray's Inn 1594
    Later productions
    Note on the text
    List of characters
    THE PLAY
    Appendixes:
    1. The performance of 1594
    2. Passages from the Bible
    Reading list.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Comedy
  • Author

    William Shakespeare

    Editor

    T. S. Dorsch, University of Durham

    Revised by

    Ros King, University of Southampton

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