The Comedy of Errors

Reportage | Research | 3D Installation | 
Narrative | Illustration

This project was an experiment in three-dimensional drawing, in response to Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, and was exhibited at The Hive in 2015. The work explores the significance of Shakespeare's text to a modern audience by investigating renaissance and contemporary attitudes towards women, particularly ideas around acceptable femininity, marriage, motherhood, witchcraft and women’s work, focalised through the character of Adriana. 


Like much of Shakespeare’s work, The Comedy of Errors explores the tension between appearance and reality, a central issue of representation; one which is made visible on stage through encoded spaces. As such, this representation of Adriana aligns her fragmented identity with the fragmented spaces of Shakespeare’s setting, which was facilitated in practice through reportage drawing.