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Comedy of Errors

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ISBN-10: 0671722573

ISBN-13: 9780671722579

Edition: 1996

Authors: William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine, Barbara A. Mowat, William Shakespeare

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List price: $4.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 9/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

Paul Westine is a professor of English at King's College and the Graduate School of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and author of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays.

Barbara A. Mowat is director of academic programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library, senior editor of Shakespeare quarterly, chair of the Folger Institute, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances as well as essays on Shakespeare's plays and the editing of them.

List of Illustrations
Introduction
1594/1604--a play for Christmas?
1623: the text
Sources and analogues
Plautus, Menaechmi
William Warner
Plautus, Amphitruo
Apollonius of Tyre: Gower or Twine?
Acts and Ephesians
Farce, City Comedy and Romance
Four centuries of 'Errors' on the page and on the stage
Editorial Procedures
Abbreviations and references
The Comedy of Errors
Proverbial language in 'The Comedy of Errors'
Extracts from 'Gesta Grayorum' (1688)
Plautus, 'Menaechmi' (William Warner's 1595 translation)
Extracts from Acts and Ephesians (The Geneva Bible (1560))
Index