Journal Article

The strange geographies of Ephesus: The Bell Shakespeare Company’s Comedy of Errors


The stage world created by John Bell’s 2002 production of Comedy of Errors captured both the hybridity of the play and the mix of contradictions embodied in the historical and Biblical Ephesus, where the play is set. This essay proposes a reading grounded in cultural geography which allows for a foregrounding of the production’s deployment of dreams and magic to generate a theatrical Ephesus which could speak to both Australian and English experiences of modern city life, via colour, movement and rhythm.

Attached files


Higgins, Laura J.

Oxford Brookes departments

Department of English and Modern Languages


Year of publication: 2014
Date of RADAR deposit: 2021-01-15

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Related resources

This RADAR resource is Part of [archived at the National Library of Australia] Australian studies, vol. 6, series 2


  • Owner: Joseph Ripp
  • Collection: Outputs
  • Version: 1 (show all)
  • Status: Live
  • Views (since Sept 2022): 298