Next week’s reading is Ulrich Kinzel’s great article on maritime orientation in the early modern period, which I first read maybe 4 years ago but to which I keep coming back. He does a decent close reading of *Merchant of Vencie*, esp the opening exchanges, but I’d like to have us spend some time thinking about the play of identities in *Comedy of Errors* in Kinzel’s oceanic terms.
But the other thing we should consider is that *Errors* is Mediterranean play, located specifically in the eastern Med, which in Shakespeare’s day was under Turkish control. Kinzel’s brave new vistas (and mine, really) are on the boundless deeps. Let’s talk about those differences too.
I’d also like to see you guys posting some comments on this blog.