The Comedy of Errors, Paperback

The Comedy of Errors Paperback

Edited by Jonathan Bate, Eric Rasmussen

Part of the The RSC Shakespeare series



'Informative, thought-provoking and humane.' - Dr Colin Burrow, University of Oxford From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's anarchic comedy THIS EDITION INCLUDES: * An illuminating introduction to The Comedy of Errors by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page * A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it.

This unique edition presents a historical overview of The Comedy of Errors in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading directors -- Paul Hunter, Nancy Meckler and Tim Supple -- so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare plays offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 164 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Category: Shakespeare plays
  • ISBN: 9780230284128


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