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The Comedy of Errors (1983)

Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Unfortunately, Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will ... See full summary »

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Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Unfortunately, Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will instantly put to death any Syracusean found within their borders unless a ransom's paid. Meanwhile, the son, Antipholus, and his servant, Dromio (also an identical twin), keep running into strangers who seem to know them... Written by Kathy Li

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24 December 1983 (UK)  »

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The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors  »

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Director James Cellan Jones felt very strongly that the play was not just a farce, but included a serious side, specifically represented by the character of Aegeon, who has lost his family and is about to lose his life. In several productions Jones had seen, Aegeon was completely forgotten between the first and last scenes, and determined to avoid this, and hence give the production a more serious air, Jones had Aegeon wandering around Ephesus throughout the episode. See more »

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Version of Komödie der Irrungen (1968) See more »

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Pretty enjoyable
25 March 2006 | by (Worthing, England) – See all my reviews

I was a bit worried at the beginning, (I just hate 'fire-eaters' in merry crowd scenes..and unfortunately there are jugglers and mimes too,another hate of mine)

So I was tensed from the start.

Luckily it didn't deter me, and I was able to enjoy a great performance from Michael Kitchen, and an amateur but still enjoyable one from Roger Daltry.

OK,the plot is corny, the set minimal.

So what? It's a fun production and I enjoyed it.

(I even smirked a few times)

Not the most crucial Bard Product but recommended all the same!


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