"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Comedy of Errors

I've been on a kick lately of Shakespeare's comedies, so The Comedy of Errors was a fine piece of fuel to add to my chuckle fire. What's not to love about mistaken identities?

Themes to consider while enjoying this slapstick humor are:
  • Liberty: man as master of his liberty, liberty lashed with woe
  • Mastery and servitude
  • Jealousy: fond fools serving mad jealousy. jealousy and madness
  • Duplicity, a theme also addressed by Mark Twain in several different novels

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