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The comedy of errors, edited by Charles Whitworth

Label
The comedy of errors
Title
The comedy of errors
Statement of responsibility
edited by Charles Whitworth
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Often under-rated as a mechanical farce, The Comedy of Errors, hilarious in its exploitation of mistaken identity, masterly in construction, and brilliant in linguistic invention, is the first of Shakespeare's romantic comedies, deeply moving in the reunions and reconciliations of its conclusion. This, the first major edition since 1988, bases itself directly on the 1623 Folio text and provides explanatory notes." "The Introduction, appreciative of the play's theatrical success over the centuries, argues that it was specifically written for and performed at the Gray's Inn Christmas revels on 28 December 1594, making it among the first plays composed by Shakespeare for his new company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men. Discussion of the play's origins argues that the immediate source for the frame plot (Egeon and his family) was not Gower's Confessio Amantis, as is usually assumed, but a recent Elizabethan short novel, Lawrence Twine's Pattern of Painful Adventures. The main plot is unquestionably based on the Roman dramatist Plautus's Menaechmi, here reprinted in its entirety in a modernized version of William Warner's translation (1595)."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shakespeare, William
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2804.A2
LC item number
W48 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Whitworth, Charles Walters
Series statement
Oxford Shakespeare
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shipwreck victims
  • Mistaken identity
  • Brothers
  • Twins
  • Survival
  • Greece
Label
The comedy of errors, edited by Charles Whitworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50339778
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780198129332
Lccn
2002027421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The comedy of errors, edited by Charles Whitworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50339778
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780198129332
Lccn
2002027421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      38.710138 -90.311107
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