Comedy of Errors Royal Shakespeare Company
Comedy of Errors • Thirty-three years before the play begins Egeon, a merchant of Syracuse, became the father of twin boys. He named them both Antipholus and bought another pair of twins, both named Dromio, to be their servants. Egeon and his wife were travelling home with their sons and the servants when they were shipwrecked in a violent storm. Egeon managed to save only one Antipholus and one Dromio 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 Egeon has also arrive there on the same quest. As a citizen of Syracuse, a city at war with Ephesus, Egeon 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. • Suddenly the strangers find themselves greeted like old friends, Antipholus finds that he has acquired a wife, and everyone in Ephesus seems to be behaving very strangely...
Jonjo O'Neill, Dharmesh Patel, Richard Katz, Sophie Russell, James Tucker and Dyfan Dwyfor in Young People's Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors.
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