Plays Directory : Pericles, Prince of Tyre

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  • Author
    William Shakespeare
  • Overview
    Pericles, prince of Tyre, travels to Antioch to win the hand of the king’s daughter. His task is to solve the riddle which spells out the incest between Antiochus and his daughter. Realising that he is in the trap of loosing his head as all the others before him, Pericles flees the country and starts a chain of incredible events, as well as a life long journey of escape, movement, tragedy, victory.
    This fast road of changes befriends him with two new royalties: Cleon and Dionisa at Tharsus and king Symonides at Pentapolis and sees him through two shipwrecks at one of which he loses his wife Thaisa to childbirth. Her coffin reaches Ephesus, where a priest revives her. Thaisa becomes a nun and retreats to Diana’s Temple.

    Pericles continues to Tharsus, where he leaves his baby daughter Marina in the care of Cleon and Dionisa who have a new-born of their own, Phileton.
    Years later Dionisa, jealous of Marina’s talents surpassing Phileton’s, plots the murder of Marina. At the crucial moment, Marina gets saved by pirates and in turn sold to a brothel at Mytelene.
    Pericles, thinking that his daughter died in an accident, resolves to eternal silence, solitude and aimless sea travel.
    Back at Mytelene’s brothel, Marina uses her wit and talents to persuade her masters to employ her as a teacher not a prostitute.
    Pericles’ ship reaches Mytelene, where the governor introduces him to the talented Marina, in hope that she will persuade him to speak again. Indeed she does, in which conversation all gets revealed, including Thaisa’s presence at Diana’s Temple which comes to Pericles in his fainted dream. The whole company presently move to Ephesus to indeed find Thaisa there, and thus the whole family reunited – they live happily ever after.

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10 known characters

8 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Lauren Cornelius
2019, Marina
Hannah Raymond-Cox
2019, Marina
Tour
Hattie Wilkinson
2018, Marina
Cambridge Collage Gardens
Jemima Watling
2017, Marina
Glamis Adventure Playground
Marissa Otto
Marissa Otto
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2017, Marina
Theatre Erindale
Laura Janes
Laura Janes
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2016, Marina
Nea Cornér
Nea Cornér
Actor
2016, Marina
Unitarian Church, Cork
Jane Christie
2016, Marina
Susanna Wolff
2016, Marina
Claudia Carroll
2016, Marina
The Barn
Lucy Pearson
Lucy Pearson
Actor
2015, Marina
Esther Dix
Esther Dix
Actor
2015, Marina
3 Minute Theatre
Esther Dix
Esther Dix
Actor
2015, Marina
Three Minute Theatre
Zuri Eshun
Zuri Eshun
Actor
2014, Marina
Shakespeare's Globe
Daiva Dominyka
2014, Marina
Naomi Morrison
2014, Marina
Miranda Vivante
2014, Marina
Shakespeare's Globe
Katrina Allen
2014, Marina
Laura Reeves
Laura Reeves
Actor
2014, Marina
Laura Reeves
Laura Reeves
Actor
2014, Marina

Alternative Names

Pericles