Komodiya Oshibok (1978) -- film adaptation of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors (1053 words)

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Ronan Paterson (University of Teesside)
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Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. Directed by Vadim Gauzner, screenplay by Fridrikh Gorensteyn. Cast includes Mikhail Kosakov, Mikhail Kononov, Olga Antonova, Natalya Danilova. Russian, colour, 2 parts, 1.03.48, 1.02.58

Although there have been television productions filmed in the studio, and The Boys From Syracuse (1940) is a 20th- century musical based on the play, Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors has never been made as a film by anyone in the West. Komedia Oshibok (1978) is a TV production, filmed in two parts, which in many of its formalistic aspects resembles a feature film. The production was filmed in several locations in the Soviet Republic of G…

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Paterson, Ronan. "Komodiya Oshibok (1978) -- film adaptation of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 February 2016
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19422, accessed 13 November 2019.]


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