The Comedy of Errors


  1. ISBN: 978-81-936-6954-9
  2. Pages: 136 pages
  3. Date: 20 March 2018


‘O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last,
And careful hours with Time’s deformed hand
Have written strange defeatures in my face.
But tell me yet, dost thou not know my voice?’

The Comedy of Errors is among Shakespeare’s earliest plays. It is the story of two sets of identical twins that are separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, where their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, live. What follows next are a series of mishaps due to their mistaken identities that lead to undeserved beatings, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus along with false charges of theft, infidelity and madness.

Shakespeare combines adventure, human folly and suspense in a play that is considered a masterpiece and continues to remain popular even today.


William Shakespeare, regarded as one of the greatest playwrights in English literature, has earned accolades and criticisms alike for his prolific body of work. A prominent member of the royal company, King’s Men, he rose to immense success and went on to establish the Globe Theatre in London, UK, where most of his plays were performed. Known for his deft handling of language, innovative puns and creative imagery, Shakespeare is also called the ‘Bard of Avon’.

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