Read "A Comedy of Errors"

"I to the world am like a drop of water
That in the ocean seeks another drop,
Who, falling there to find his fellow forth,
Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself."
 

An early comedy, a quick romp with some moving moments, about 2 pairs of identically named identical twins (masters and servants, Antipholus and Dromio) who are separated at birth.  When one set of twins unknowingly arrives in the city where the others live, mass confusion ensues.

“The capron burns, the pig falls from the spit, the clock hath strucken twelve upon the bell; my mistress made it one upon my cheek: she is hot because the meat is cold; the meat is cold because you have no stomach, you have no stomach, having broke your fast; but we, that know what 'tis to fast and pray, are pentent for your default today.” 

(This is a substitution in our schedule in order to give interested people more time to find copies of Edward III - it is now scheduled for Jan. 4th as a lead-in to Richard II, which will be on stage in Jan. and Feb.) 

"If the skin were parchment and the blows you gave were ink,
Your own handwriting would tell you what I think.”

Location and Logistics: For directions to the Douglass-Truth Library at 23rd & Yesler, including the bus routes that serve it, see here: http://www.spl.org/locations/douglass-truth-branch/dth-getting-to-the-br There is parking on the side streets. If you are coming from the Eastside, note that the I-90 bridge is the closest.

We will be in the meeting room.  Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted in the meeting room as long as we clean up after ourselves.  Bring a copy of the play if you have one, but if not, don't worry - we usually have extras or can share.

This is Shakespeare's shortest play, and doesn't have many characters - if there are a lot of us, we'll just read a little each.  You can find the text and synopsis here: http://www.shakespeareswords.com/The-Comedy-of-Errors

"Am I in earth, in heaven, or in hell?
Sleeping or waking, mad or well-advised?
Known unto these, and to myself disguised?
I'll say as they say, and persever so,
And in this mist at all adventures go.”

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  • Julie D.

    First time reader looking forward to The Twelfth Night. Thanks all.

    December 7, 2013

  • Kari

    I had hoped I'd be over it , but the cold has hung on. Hope you all have fun.

    December 7, 2013

  • Zarna

    Oh! I'm torn. I really want to come and am so looking forward to it but I've been invited a writing marathon for the same day. My writing deadlines would really thank me if I went to the marathon. Still considering what to do...

    November 29, 2013

    • Zarna

      Aiden, a writing marathon is when you get together with a bunch of other writers and spend the whole day or a certain period of time doing writing exercises. It's a huge boost of creativity.

      December 7, 2013

    • Zarna

      But I said not to the marathon and will be attending today's Shakespeare reading! What can I say, I miss good ol' Wills.

      December 7, 2013

  • Jan

    Was thinking about joining the group but it is just too too cold out there, I will be staying closer to home.

    December 7, 2013

  • Bea G.

    Looking forward to my first meet-up.

    November 29, 2013

  • Caryl C

    Urrgghh. Wish I could be there. I'll be volunteering at Seattle Pug Rescue's holiday event that day. Next time!

    November 29, 2013

  • Zarna

    This one's in reasonable distance to me. I'm excited to meet everyone.

    November 15, 2013

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