We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The first public performance of The Comedy of Errors was basically a flashmob, thrown onto an unsuspecting audience. Shakespeare, still a relatively new playwright, presented the piece during the Christmas festivities for some law students and bigwigs. The players took the stage among bustling chaos, and the hectic content of the performance matched the crazy ambiance of the festivities. (Source)

The Bomb-itty of Errors is a kind of hip-hopera version of The Comedy of Errors, and has successfully toured everywhere from Off-Broadway to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It began as a college art class assignment. (Source)

The 1982 Bollywood adaptation of The Comedy of Errors, called Angoor (meaning grapes), is a well-loved classic in India. In typical Bollywood hyperbole, it features a stolen necklace, a snuff addiction, and – you guessed it – grapes. (Source)

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...