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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 »

Director:

James Cellan Jones

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyril Cusack ... Aegeon
Charles Gray ... Solinus, Duke of Ephesus
Nicolas Chagrin Nicolas Chagrin ... Master of the Mime
Nick Burnell Nick Burnell ... Mime Troupe Member
Graham Christopher Graham Christopher ... Mime Troupe Member
Ross Davidson Ross Davidson ... Mime Troupe Member
Howard Lee Howard Lee ... Mime Troupe Member
Daniel Rovai ... Mime Troupe Member
Paul Springer Paul Springer ... Mime Troupe Member
Jenny Weston Jenny Weston ... Mime Troupe Member
Bunny Reed Bunny Reed ... Gaoler
Michael Kitchen ... Antipholus of Ephesus / Antipholus of Syracuse
Roger Daltrey ... Dromio of Ephesus / Dromio of Syracuse
Noel Johnson Noel Johnson ... First Merchant
Suzanne Bertish ... Adriana
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1983 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This production used editing and special effects to have each set of twins played by the same actors. However, this was not especially well received by critics, who argued that not only was it confusing for the audience as to which character was which, but much of the comedy was lost when the characters look identical. See more »

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Version of The Comedy of Errors (1989) See more »

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Roger Daltrey did a fine performance of in Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors".
11 February 2007 | by lindycheergalSee all my reviews

I saw the Comedy of Errors with Roger Daltrey. I totally disagree. I thought Daltrey was very entertaining and acted brilliantly in it. Also got to see him on stage in NYC acting as Scrooge in a Christmas Carol about 7 years ago. He was good in that role, too.

In addition to being a well known singer, I believe he shows a lot of versatility with his acting, also. I'm guessing he's gotta be on the other side of 60 now, but he still looks good. He was on Letterman recently with Peter Townshend, and although he's beginning to show age, he still keeps himself in great shape.

While a lot of rock stars of his era were poisoning their bodies with drugs and alcohol, he seemed to steer clear. There were times he fought with his own band mates over the alcohol and drugs they were using and killing themselves with(Two of them died using drugs). He stayed away and looks great at his age compared to how bad others look from his era who were lucky enough to survive their drug addictions.


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