"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.”