Want to know where The Comedy Of Errors is set? Shakespeare set The Comedy Of Errors in the trading city of Ephesus – an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, current day Turkey. Within the city, 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 – the market place, the area surrounding the priory and the house of Antipholius.
The map below shows all the locations Shakespeare used for The Comedy Of Errors, and below the map is a text list of the locations. When you click a pin on the map it opens to show all of the settings used within the location, using Shakespeare actual wording. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, click the icons on the map for more information, or use the list of all map pins below the The Comedy Of Errors settings map: