The Comedy of Errors 1594

The biographical details are a bit shaky here. Although we have legal terminology and Adriana bemoaning husbandly neglect, the two sets of twins point back towards Will. The play is unusually long on Bible references but they all come from a completely unmarked section of Oxford's Bible.

Wikipedia Chonology

First official record: if this is the same as the play titled "The Night of Errors", it was performed on 28 December 1594 at Gray's Inn.

First publishedFirst Folio (1623)First recorded performance: 28 December 1594 at Gray's Inn, performed by the Lord Chamberlain's Men.

Evidence: The limited setting and the brevity of the play (Shakespeare's shortest at 1777 lines), along with the great abundance of legal terminology, suggests to some critics the probability of it being written especially for the Gray's Inn performance.

The play is most likely the Errors referred to in Meres' Palladis Tamia.


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