'If she lives till doomsday, she'll burn a week longer than the whole world.'
Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.
This production employed Renaissance costumes and staging.
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos.
One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders.
Running time: 132 mins
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Directed for the screen:
Antipholus of Syracuse:
Aemilia, the Abbess:
Balthasar/ Second Merchant:
Gershwyn Eustache Jr
Peter Hamilton Dyer
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Randi Anderson @TheRandersonian
Went out tonight to see THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, as filmed at @The_Globe. It was brilliant! I've never laughed so hard at a Shakespeare play.
Harry Boyd @ThatBoydGuy
@The_Globe MASSIVE congrats to cast of 'The Comedy of Errors' I've never laughed so hard in my life! Absolutely first class!
Ellie Jug @ellsouth
The Comedy of Errors was the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. Absolutely amazing! @The_Globe
Laurel Lefkow @laurellefkow
The Comedy of Errors at The Globe- what a joyous production. All ages laughing together- superb.