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Re: Comedy of Errors
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1988  Thursday, 26 September 2002

From:           D. Bloom <
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Date:           Wednesday, 25 Sep 2002 12:44:10 -0500
Subject: 13.1948 Re: Comedy of Errors
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1948 Re: Comedy of Errors

William Babula writes,

>In terms of identity both [Antipholi] fear they are about to lose theirs
>throughout the play.

Certainly the plays are about identity but I wouldn't call fear the
leading characteristic of E. Ant., but rather anger. Likewise, S. Ant,
though he assumes that Syracuse is full of witches and conjurors, is
scarcely frightened for his identity, and he protects himself from the
presumed danger with drawn sword.

They don't strike me as a fear-driven pair.

Cheers,
don

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