The Comedy of Errors | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Thomas P. Hennings

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of The Comedy of Errors.
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Critical Essay by Thomas P. Hennings

SOURCE: Hennings, Thomas P. “The Anglican Doctrine of the Affectionate Marriage in The Comedy of Errors.Modern Language Quarterly 47, no. 2 (June 1986): 91-107.

In the following essay, Hennings studies the celebration of Christian ideals of marriage and family in The Comedy of Errors.

At exactly what time in his career Shakespeare wrote The Comedy of Errors scholars do not agree, some dating its composition in the late 1580s, others in 1594.1 Those who favor an early date tend to regard the play as a careless apprentice work, coarse in tone, lacking in intellectual substance, and too imitative of its Plautine source. On the other hand, scholars such as Harold Brooks who prefer a later date tend to admire the play for its sophisticated “harmonic structure” of verbal echoes, parallels, contrasts, and cross references.2 According...

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