The Comedy of Errors

One of Shakespeare’s most popular pastoral romances, As You Like It is a series of mistaken identities between lovers and friends in the Forest of Arden.

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Play on Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors

November 15, 2023 | Ramapo College of New Jersey | Reading | Mahwah, NJ, USA

Comedy of Errors

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The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare
Translation by Christina Anderson

Shakespeare’s archetypal slapstick comedy, now with updated jokes and wordplay.

One of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, The Comedy of Errors is a farcical tale of separated twins and mistaken identities. This slapstick play is a staple of the genre, including madcap bawdiness, love at first sight, reunions, and happily-ever-afters. Christina Anderson’s translation dives deep into the joy of the original text, reinterpreting the metaphor, antiquated slang, and double and triple entendre for a contemporary audience.

Production History

June 3, 2019

Play On! Festival NYC

Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Devin Brain with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.

Produced by:
Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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