Want to know where The Comedy Of Errors is set? Read on for all the details of this play set in Ephesus, Turkey, and discover the location of each scene in Shakespeare’s The Comedy Of Errors on the map below.
Shakespeare set The Comedy Of Errors in the trading city of Ephesus – an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, which is in current day Turkey, and a major tourist destination. Within Ephesus, the play centers around three locations: the market, the area around Antipholus’s house, and the area surrounding the priory. The setting here is particularly interesting in that the three locations sometimes operating at the same time on the stage in an arrangement in which the characters in the different places can’t see each other but the audience can see them all.
The action takes place on one single day, in three locations around Ephesus – the market place, the area surrounding the priory and the house of Antipholus.
The map below shows all the locations Shakespeare used for The Comedy Of Errors. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, and click the icons on the map for more information. Text in the more info box are the specific locations Shakespeare references in his The Comedy Of Errors text.