This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.
The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s earlier works, features some themes which will
endure throughout his career. While incorporating great comedic timing,
the plot involves a shipwreck, two sets of twins, and a family fractured and
reunited, all while one of the main characters spends what promises to be his
last day on earth under a death threat. And everyone ends up happy! It’s the 16th century equivalent of a beach read—so come along for a
romp in Ephesus as we work our way through this entertaining play.
The BBC film version is also available through the Kanopy website.
Ann Berman holds a Master of Arts in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College, London. She spent 30 years as a teacher and administrator at the Dover-Sherborn Public Schools and 8 years as a course facilitator at Lifelong Learning at Regis College in Weston, Mass. She has taught several Shakespeare courses for OLLI at BCC.
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