Friday, September 30, 2005
The Comedy of Errors
What was it with the Elizabethans and the whole separated-twins thing? And in The Comedy of Errors, we have not one set of twins, but two: the Antipholus boys and their servants, the Dromio boys. (One imagines them on the set of Newhart: "This is my brother Dromio, and this is my other brother Dromio.") Separated by shipwreck, one Antipholus and one Dromio go with the mother and one set with the father and the play is all about how they come together years later.
I saw the play tonight at the wonderful Blackfriars Playhouse of The American Shakespeare Center. Lots of slapstick, lots of laughs. Not Shakespeare's finest, but still great fun.