The Comedy of Errors | Critical Review by Robert Smallwood

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Comedy of Errors.
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Critical Review by Robert Smallwood

SOURCE: Smallwood, Robert. Review of The Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare Survey 53 (2000): 261-62.

In the following excerpted review, Smallwood describes Kathryn Hunter's The Comedy of Errors performed at the Globe Theatre in 2000 as crude, patronizing, and, “in every sense, a sell out.”

Kathryn Hunter was ‘Master of Play’ for the Globe's The Comedy of Errors, Tim Carroll ‘Master of Verse’, and Liz Cooke ‘Master of Design’. The setting was vaguely Turkish, with middle eastern instruments accompanying the action from above, and turbaned men and veiled women peopling the world of Ephesus in a potentially interesting way. There were merchants of all sorts, too, plying their wares between the scenes, but it was the fish merchants who began to give the intentions of the production away, their special line in plastic fish...

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