The Comedy of Errors (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Comedy of Errors This new edition of Shakespeare's anarchic comedy, developed by and for the RSC, includes new interviews with acclaimed directors Paul Hunter, Nancy Meckler and Tim Supple, looks at specific productions in the play's history, and an illuminating introduction by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate.
- Published: 01 April 2011
- Format: Paperback 164 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780230284128 ISBN 10: 0230284124
- Sales rank: 92,799
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'Informative, thought-provoking and humane.' - Dr Colin Burrow, University of Oxford From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's anarchic comedy THIS EDITION INCLUDES: * An illuminating introduction to The Comedy of Errors by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page * A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of The Comedy of Errors in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading directors -- Paul Hunter, Nancy Meckler and Tim Supple -- so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare plays offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.