The Comedy of Errors: Study Guide

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William Shakespeare could outwit even the best of today's comedians with his sarcasm, satire, and insults. The Comedy of Errors is no exception. Using a helpful study guide, scholars identify and analyze imagery, draw a picture or write a short story depicting a scene, and paraphrase lines. Next, learners work in small groups to create a silent movie of the most important moments in the text. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups discuss the similarities and differences between Shakespearean and modern comedy 
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes that pupils attend a live performance of the play, but a film adaptation will suffice
  • Requires copies of the play and art supplies 
  • One activity requires computer access and presentation software, as well as an optional video camera or still camera and scanner
  • Print images and other materials in advance
Pros
  • Includes a list of characters and a thorough plot summary
  • Provides four complete learning plans
Cons
  • Contains some minor grammar and spelling errors