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Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare

Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare

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The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare 
is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni-versity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind.
 Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk.
Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor any-one associated with the Pennsylvania State University assumes any responsibility for the ma-terial contained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way.
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare 
, the Pennsylvania State University, Jim Manis, Fac-ulty Editor, Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them, and as such is a part of the Pennsylvania State University’s Elec-tronic Classics Series.Cover design: Jim ManisCopyright © 1998 The Pennsylvania State University 
The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity University.
 
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
By 
 William Shakespeare
(written about 1591)
DRAMATIS PERSONAE 
SOLINUS: Duke of Ephesus. (DUKE SOLINUS:) ÆGEON: a merchant of Syracuse. ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS & ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRA-CUSE:twin brothers, and sons to AEgeon and AEmilia.DROMIO OF EPHESUS & DROMIO OF SYRACUSE: twinbrothers, and attendants on the two Antipholuses.BALTHAZAR : a merchant  ANGELO: a goldsmith.First Merchant : friend to Antipholus of Syracuse.Second Merchant : to whom Angelo is a debtor.PINCH: a schoolmaster. AEMILIA : wife to AEgeon, an abbess at Ephesus. ADRIANA : wife to Antipholus of Ephesus.LUCIANA : her sister.LUCE: servant to Adriana. A Courtezan.Gaoler, Officers, and other Attendants(Gaoler:)(Officer:)(Servant:)SCENE: Ephesus.
 ACT I
SCENE I: A hall in DUKE SOLINUS’S palace.
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Enter DUKE SOLINUS, ÆGEON, Gaoler, Officers, and other  Attendants 
.] ÆGEON: Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall And by the doom of death end woes and all.DUKE SOLINUS: Merchant of Syracuse, plead no more;I am not partial to infringe our laws:The enmity and discord which of lateSprung from the rancorous outrage of your dukeTo merchants, our well-dealing countrymen, Who wanting guilders to redeem their livesHave seal’d his rigorous statutes with their bloods,Excludes all pity from our threatening looks.For, since the mortal and intestine jars‘Twixt thy seditious countrymen and us,
The Comedy of Errors -
 Act I, scene i
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