The Comedy of Errors Reviews
The problem starts for me with the plot, which to say the least, is contrived. It involves two sets of identical twins who are separated by a shipwreck, but then unknowingly reunited in the city of Ephesus. A series of mistaken identities ensue that frankly, left my head hurting, not helped that for some reason the twins use the same name; Dromio for the servants and Antipholus, their masters. They wear almost identical clothing as well. Pass the Paracetamol.
Then there is the humour which will make you want to double your dose of painkillers. At best, the jokes make you groan, but most of the time they are so laboured it hurts.
I watched this because I set myself the project of watching every Shakespeare play and that is the only reason I can think of for watching it. I doubt I ever will again.
At least the lousy performances keep you from thinking about the weak plot!