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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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James Cellan Jones

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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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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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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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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Part of the long running BBC Television Shakespeare project which ran between 1978 and 1985. See more »

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Version of National Theatre Live: The Comedy of Errors (2012) See more »

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Very nice The Comedy of Errors
17 September 2018 | by tea321See all my reviews

The Comedy of Errors is a nice play by Shakespeare,but definetely among his weakest plays plot wise and possibly his first play.Sets and costumes are very nice and vibrant,very different style than for King Lear and Troilus and Cressida.Acting is fine by everybody,but I found weird that pairs of twins were played by one actor,instead of actual twins. Overall ,a nice play,but not among my favorite Shakespeare plays.


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