Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors

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As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular orator and critic of 19th-century American culture and public life. As a speaker dedicated to expanding intellectual horizons and celebrating the value of skepticism, Ingersoll spoke frequently on such topics as atheism, freedom from the pressures of conformity, and the lives of philosophers who espoused such concepts. This collection of his most famous speeches includes the lectures: [ "The Gods" (1872) [ "Humboldt" (1869) [ "Thomas Paine" (1870) [ "Individuality" (1873) [ "Heretics and Heresies" (1874)
Publisher: [Charleston, S.C.] : Bibliolife, [2009?]
ISBN: 9781103780570
Branch Call Number: 822.33 C4
Characteristics: 200 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910.

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Amina2015
Jun 30, 2015

This is a really confusing story like you have to concentrate when you're reading it.

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gogo12127
Jun 21, 2015

This is another Folger Shakespeare Library edition, with its its useful prefatory information on the language of Shakespeare, a brief summery of his life, background of the play, and theater life in Shakespeare's time.

Egeon, an old merchant from Syracuse, and his wife Aemilia had twin sons, both named Antipholus and provided with twin slaves, both named Dromio. Because of a shipwreck, the members are separated, Egeon taking with him to Syracuse a son (Antipholus of Syracuse) and one Dromio, Aemilia taking with her to Ephesus one Antipholus (Antipholus of Ephesus) and one Dromio
When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities ensues, thus the comedy of errors.
This comedy of errors leads to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession. It gets really confusing at times, at least it did for me.

In some respects, this is a late sixteenth century sit-com.
This play, unlike most other plays of Shakespeare, Hamlet does not seem to have any memorable lines or phrases.

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BarbaraA
Jul 02, 2012

This is not the best of Shakespeare. It's a quick read, and it's cute, but I understand why this isn't a play that's taught much in schools.

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Jun 30, 2015

Amina2015 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 55

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Amina2015
Jun 30, 2015

This story is about four love birds. This is a confusing story. It is hard to understand but just try to concentrate.

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