ON HOLD The Comedy of Errors
One of Shakespeare's funniest and shortest plays. Performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, live satellite transmission. See below for the plot.
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Thirty-three years before the play begins, Aegeon became the father of twin boys. He named them both Antipholus and bought another pair of twins, both named Dromio, to be their servants.
Aegeon and his wife were travelling home with their sons and the servants when they were shipwrecked in a violent storm. Aegeon managed to save only one of each twins and has never seen the rest of his family since.
Antipholus and Dromio arrive in Ephesus in search of their long-lost twin brothers, unaware that their father Aegeon has also arrived there on the same quest. But Aegeon has landed illegally in Ephesus and is arrested and condemned to death unless a ransom is paid by sunset.
Unknown to all of them, the lost Antipholus and Dromio have been living in Ephesus for many years.
On Ephesus, the strangers find themselves greeted like old friends. Antipholus of Syracuse finds that he has acquired a wife, and everyone in Ephesus seems to be behaving very strangely...
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