What a Farce this is! Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors
October 1, 2021
2pm ET | Live on Youtube!
In our continuing observations on the nature of comedy, we will take a look at Shakespeare’s farcical play A Comedy Of Errors. Farce is the most extreme form of comedy and traces its root all the way back to the Greeks and Romans. And from Aristophanes and Plautus’s works right up through the 19th Century genius of George Feydeau, farce has delighted audiences who enjoy watching the worst of all possible worlds happen to other people. And right in the middle of this time scale comes William Shakespeare, who wrote the most wonderfully absurd farce on the topic of mistaken identity and the peril of being twins.