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The Comedy of Errors

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Overview


One of Shakespeare’s shortest plays, The Comedy

of Errors, often reminds modern viewers of television

situation comedies because of its reliance on

Misunderstandings, slapstick humor, and its broad,

farcical, almost burlesque, approach to comedy. The

play’s plot is attributed to The Menaechmus Twins

and Amphitruo, both written by Plautus around the 3rd Century BC.



The Comedy of Errors

Comedy

Written Early 1590s

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