Comedy Of Errors

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The Comedy of Errors is a lesser known Shakespearian tale, of two sets of brothers in a not-so-familiar setting. Two sets of identical twins are separated at birth – Egeon, a merchant, Emilia, his wife, his two twin sons (both named Antipholus), and the two slaves (also twins, both named Dromio) to the merchant’s sons are hit by a tempest and one son and slave stays with the Duke of Ephesus while the other son and slave are with his wife. It is a story of reunion as Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse – the set of twins at Egeon’s side in Syracuse - set out to reunite with their respective siblings, Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus. Ultimately, the play itself is an excellent one, bolstered by the exceptional improvisation that I was able to witness, with similar elements of method acting that we have discussed in class.
From watching the play, it is obvious that the actors are either very experienced or can relate to Shakespeare’s tale enough that they can translate that to the stage. The Stanislavskian method was used quite a lot during The Comedy of Errors with the main characters using exaggerated movements and flashy accents to immerse the audience into the
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When the actor playing Syracuse is constantly emasculated by multiple characters, he tries to keep it natural while it is evident that he is in pain by speaking his lines and improvising from the unpredictable events unfolding before him. Personally, the highlight of the play is when Antipholus of Ephesus and Dromio of Syaracuse each play off one another naturally with great wit and chemistry. The play has a clear beginning and end when a scene is done and when there is a transition about to occur, I can tell because when a joke/scene is beginning a joke is starting off the act, and when an act is ending the act ends with a homely woman is chasing off one of the characters and an intermission theme is

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