Saturday, December 08, 2007

Shakespeare: A Comedy Of Errors

I've now read the first of Shakespeare's comedies. Surprise number one: It's genuinely funny. The plot is about as contrived as something can be, but the humour is more tangential. One thing suffers: puns don't last 400 years.

This one would not be part of the Space Opera continuity.

2 comments:

~Angela~ said...

I don't know about the pun comment... After all, the scene in which Dromio of Syracuse is explaining about the kitchen wench to Antipholus of Syracuse is pretty laugh-out-loud funny.

Carsonist said...

That is one of the things I was thinking of as genuinely funny. I hadn't considered them puns, but they are, of course. I laughed pretty loud at those too.