Shakespeare at 400: 'The Comedy of Errors'

Shakespeare at 400: 'The Comedy of Errors'

For today’s look at the best quotations by William Shakespeare (1564-1616), I’ve chosen a title that itself gets quoted a great deal, “The Comedy of Errors.”

Again, the quotations mix familiarity and rarity that should be more familiar. In the former category is:

“There is something in the wind.”

— Act III, Scene 1

In the latter category, try these:

“Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word.”

— Act III, Scene 2

“A back-friend, a shoulder-clapper.”

— Act IV, Scene 2


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