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The opening scene of The Comedy of Errors is an important one. It sets the scene for the confusion which follows in the play.

This week we have been doing some acting.

Below are some freeze frame images which tell the story of the scene.

Aegeon marries his wife and they become happy and wealthy.

Aegeon marries his wife and they become happy and wealthy.

Aegeon's wife gives birth to two identical twins, at the same time another woman gives birth to two identical twins.

Aegeon’s wife gives birth to two identical twins, at the same time another woman gives birth to two identical twins, but then dies, giving them to Aegeon to look after.

The family sail across the sea and a storm hits their ship.

The family sail across the sea and a storm hits their ship.

As the boat sinks they tie themselves and the children to either ends of the mast.

As the boat sinks they tie themselves and the children to either ends of the mast.

The mother and one child are rescued by a boat and Aegeon and the other son are picked up by another boat. They go in opposite directions.

The mother and one child are rescued by a boat and Aegeon and the other son are picked up by another boat. They go in opposite directions.

Take some time to think about the skills and knowledge that you gained from this experience and then comment below.

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Feb/15

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The Comedy of Errors

By Edwin, Grayson, Jake, Luke and William

(Mr Rex’s English Group)

Once upon a time Aegon has twin sons [Antipholus] who are noblemen. He rescues another pair of twins, [Dromio] who become the boys’ servants.

They go on a boat and a big storm rages. Lightning strikes the mast, waves crash onto wooden planks of the deck and thunder roars loudly. Aegon tries to save the children but his one son and servant get swept overboard. Do they drown?

Aegon takes his son Antipholus and his servant Dromio back to Syracuse. Meanwhile, the other Antipholus and Dromio get washed up in Ephesus. Antipholus of Ephesus marries a mad woman called Adriana.

Aegon takes Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse to Epehesus to look for the missing twins. So the comedy of errors begin!

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Jan/15

24

Shakespeare is in town!

Year 3 have begun a few weeks of studying Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ and what better way to involve ourselves in his writing that to start with some acting.

The children created freeze frames, then ‘came to life’ and added their own language and action to retell the opening of the story.

The Comedy of Errors from Mr Boynes on Vimeo.

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