The Comedy Of Errors

  • Comedy of Errors: Act 1, Scene 1

  • A hall in Duke Solinus’s Palace.

  • (Duke of Ephesus; Egeon; Jailer; Officers; Attendants)

  • Enter the Duke of Ephesus with Egeon the merchant of Syracuse, Jailer with Officers, and other Attendants.

  • Profile Picture of Egeon in The Comedy Of Errors

    Egeon

    Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall,

  • And by the doom of death end woes and all.

  • Profile Picture of Solinus, Duke of Ephesus in The Comedy Of Errors

    Solinus, Duke of Ephesus

    Merchant of Syracuse, plead no more.

  • I am not partial to infringe our laws;

  • The enmity and discord which of late

  • Sprung from the rancorous outrage of your Duke

  • To merchants, our well-dealing countrymen,

  • Profile Picture of Solinus, Duke of Ephesus in The Comedy Of Errors

    Solinus, Duke of Ephesus

    Who, wanting guilders to redeem their lives,

  • Have seal’d his rigorous statutes with their bloods,

  • Excludes all pity from our threat’ning looks:

  • For since the mortal and intestine jars

  • ’Twixt thy seditious countrymen and us,

  • Profile Picture of Solinus, Duke of Ephesus in The Comedy Of Errors

    Solinus, Duke of Ephesus

    It hath in solemn synods been decreed,

  • Both by the Syracusians and ourselves,

  • To admit no traffic to our adverse towns:

  • Nay more, if any born at Ephesus be seen