The Comedy of Errors


Shakespeare probably wrote The Comedy of Errors in 1594.
Explore the links on the left to find out more about the play, and some of our previous productions.

Read the story of The Comedy of Errors.

Dating the play
Rebecca Brown explains how we know when Shakespeare wrote The Comedy of Errors.

Shakespeare's sources
There's no such thing as an original idea - even for Shakespeare. Rebecca Brown presents the historical sources and contemporary stories which influenced and inspired Shakespeare when he wrote The Comedy of Errors.

Stage history
From its first performances around 1600 up to modern film and musical productions, Rebecca Brown examines The Comedy of Errors in performance.

Amir Nizar Zuabi production 2012
Watch trailers, mini-documentaries and the audience's reaction to the show as well as browsing rehearsal and production photos.

Nancy Meckler production 2005
View photos and follow links to reviews of Nancy Meckler's production.

Tim Supple production 1996
View photos and follow links to reviews for Tim Supple's The Comedy of Errors.

Trevor Nunn production 1976
Explore the photo gallery for Trevor Nunn's production.

Productions 1938 - 2005
Performance history expert Rebecca Brown describes a selection of our productions.

Resources for teachers
Extra resources for teaching on The Comedy of Errors: activities, synopses, themes and links to more from RSC Education.

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