The Complete Comedy of Errors

An Annotated Edition of the Shakespeare Play

by Donald J. Richardson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/19/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781496933614
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781496933621
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781496933607

About the Book

Perhaps the most comedic of all the Shakespeare plays, The Comedy of Errors, verges on farce with its confused identities, slapstick violence, and confused intentions. This play vociferously demands Coleridge’s “willing suspension of disbelief.” As comedy, it resists analysis beyond its structure. Perhaps Mark Twain’s admonition preceding The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is relevant here: “Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.”

About the Author

Donald J. Richardson is still trying to teach English Composition at Phoenix College.