The Comedy of Errors - Unabridged Classics (The Originals)
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ISBN: 9789353764265 Pages: 80 Size: 198 x 129 Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 100 gm.
About The Book
â€śI to the world am like a drop of water that in the ocean seeks another drop.â€ť English playwright and national poet William Shakespeareâ€™s five-act comedy, The Comedy of Errors was written between 1589 and 1594, and first published in the First Folio from Shakespeareâ€™s manuscript in 1623. It was based on Menaechmi by Plautus, with additional material from Plautusâ€™s Amphitruo and the story of Apollonius of Tyre. After both being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his slave Dromio head to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins lives in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a series of incidents of mistaken identity. The twins eventually manage to find each other and their parents, and resolve all their earlier troubles. The playâ€™s comedy springs from the presence of twin brothers, unknown to each other, in the same town. The plot twists regale readers with suspense, surprise, humour, and excitement. Superbly constructed and flawlessly executed, The Comedy of Errors reveals Shakespeareâ€™s mastery of the dramatic form.
About William Shakespeare
Prolific English dramatist and national poet William Shakespeare (1564â€“1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. He lived in London for 25 years and wrote most of his plays there. The author of 37 plays and 154 sonnets, Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer in the English language and a dramatist without equal. Adept at both tragedy and comedy, the bard of Avon encompassed an incredible range of human emotions as well as mystery, magic, and romance in his plays. He wrote tragedies, comedies, and historical plays, and also performed on stage with the actors of the Lord Chamberlainâ€™s Company. The wordsmith left an indelible mark on the English language and invented several words which are in use today. Shakespeareâ€™s widely-adapted tragedies include Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and Othello and his comedies include Allâ€™s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, and A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream.