A Comedy of Errors: Critical Essays

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors .This volume of critical essays also features a comprehensive critical history, a full bibliography, and photographs and reviews of major productions of the play around the world.
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A collection of classic, new, and previously published critical essays and theatrical reviews of Shakespeare's play, plus a comprehensive critical history of the play. Pieces are arranged chronologically in sections of critical essays and reviews, written between 1594 and 1997. Topics include weirdness in , metrical reading and performance of the play, and ideology in South African productions. Includes b&w photos. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815338895
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: Shakespeare Criticism Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 590
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Introduction
I The Critical History of The Comedy of Errors
The Play and the Critics 3
II The Comedy of Errors: Different Voices
A Poetical Farce (1836) 55
Weirdness in The Comedy of Errors (1939) 57
Themes and Structure in The Comedy of Errors (1961) 71
Brave New World (1965) 93
Two Comedies of Errors (1966) 113
Shakespeare's Comedy of Love: The Comedy of Errors (1974) 135
Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and the Nature of Kinds (1988) 155
Commedia Grave and The Comedy of Errors (1989) 183
Dining Out in Ephesus: Food in The Comedy of Errors (1990) 199
Rectifying Shakespeare's Errors: Romance and Farce in Bardeditry (1991) 227
Reading Errantly: Misrecognition and the Uncanny in The Comedy of Errors (1991) 261
"Stigmatical in Making": The Material Character of The Comedy of Errors (1993) 299
The Comedy of Errors in the Context of the Late 1580s and Early 1590s (1997) 335
The Girls from Ephesus (1997) 355
The Errors of the Verse: Metrical Reading and Performance of The Comedy of Errors (1997) 393
III The Comedy of Errors in Performance
The Gesta Grayorum Account [at Gray's Inn, 1594] 425
Shakespeare and the Prince of Purpoole: The 1594 Production of The Comedy of Errors at Gray's Inn Hall 431
The Elizabethan Stage Society Production at Gray's Inn, 1895 447
Die Irrungen: The Comedy of Errors in Germany 449
Stimulating Komisarjevsky Production: Stratford's Best, 1938 473
The Comedy of Errors: Russian Producer's Merry Pranks, 1938 477
The Act of Uniformity: Williams Production, 1962 481
Shakespeare in Britain: Williams Production, 1962 485
Comedy of Errors at Stratford: Williams Production, 1962/1972 487
The Comedy of Errors in Japan 489
Trevor Nunn's Musical Production, 1976 497
Theory and Practice: Stratford, 1976 499
The Comedy of Errors: Reflections of an Actor 501
Robert Woodruff's Circus Production, 1983 511
Adrian Noble's Stratford Production, 1983 515
Leif Soderstrom's Stockholm Production, 1983 521
The Comedy of Errors on Television 525
Crinkles in the Carnival: Ideology in South African Productions of The Comedy of Errors to 1985 547
Ian Judge's Stratford Production, 1990 563
Errors: Shakespeare, Rattled & Droll: Shenandoah Shakespeare Express Production, 1992 569
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