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The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

Two sets of twins, separated at birth, end up in the same town. A comedy of errors and mistaken identity ensues.

"I gave you the money! You promised me a chain. Why did you lock me out? You ate dinner at home. Where’s my money? Where’s my chain? Demons and ghosts surround us!"

A great combination of Shakespeare, physical action, and slapstick humour.

Comedy Classical Adaptation Shakespeare Shakespeare in an Hour

Average Producer Rating:

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 60 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
18 Characters
5 M | 5 F | 8 Any Gender, + jailers, officers, and attendants, Doubling Possible
Simple Set
41 pages

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Praise for The Comedy of Errors

Jamie Gann
Centennial Middle School
This one-act adaptation was the perfect fit for my middle school students doing a Shakespeare play for the first time. My cast included 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and the show was a tremendous success.

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