Additional Resources for The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

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Arthos, John. "Shakespeare's Transformation of Plautus." Comparative Drama 1, No.4 (Winter 1967-68): 239-53.

Discusses how Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors differs from and parallels its predecessor, Plautus's Menaechmus.

Baker, Susan. "Status and Space in The Comedy of Errors ." Shakespeare Bulletin 8, No.2 (Spring 1990): 6-8.

Argues that in The Comedy of E rrors, the characters re peatedly "encounter sites and situations where the status they're prepared to play is not allowed to them," and these" spatial transgressions, dislocations, and displacements" (instances of mistaken identity) are more than simply confusion.

Barton, Anne. "The Comedy of Errors." In The Riverside Shakespeare, edited by J. J. M Tobin, Herschel Baker, and G. Blakemore Evans, pp. 79-82. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997.

Provides an overview of The Comedy of Errors by comparing it to Plautus's Menaechmi, noting Shakespeare's additions and changes. Barton notes, for example, that Shakespeare explored more thoroughly the Syracusan Antipholus...

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