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The Comedy of Errors | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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Author

William Shakespeare

Years Written

1589–94

Type

Play

Genre

Comedy

About the Title

The main characters in The Comedy of Errors are identical twins, constantly mistaken for one another. As these "errors" multiply, the residents of Ephesus—including the local merchants and the legal authorities—are drawn into the confusion as well. In modern English the phrase comedy of errors refers to any amusing situation resulting from a mistake or misunderstanding.

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