The post-modern peregrinations of Pericles
ENCORES: ‘Pericles’ produced by Folger Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Guthrie Theater (2015)
How Pericles Inspired Mark Haddon's novel The Porpoise
Shakespeare Unlimited:Episode 131 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time author Mark Haddon’s books take twists and turns that sometimes seem to only make sense in the context of his stories. Shakespeare’s Pericles takes twists and turns that…
Play on! Q&A: Ellen McLaughlin on translating 'Pericles'
The production's the thing: Thoughts on Shakespeare's Romances
The nautical tale of a wandering prince, Pericles is narrated by John Gower, a poet from the English past. Gower explains that Pericles, Prince of Tyre, hopes to win the hand of a princess in Antioch. When Pericles learns that…
Pericles: A Modern Perspective
Marina Singing Before Pericles, 1825. Pericles is a play haunted by loss. Sometimes loss is figured as a sudden and calamitous separation from one’s friends and belongings, as when Pericles at the top of the second act is washed ashore…
Pericles Director’s Notes
Pericles Director Joseph Haj Pericles was wildly popular during Shakespeare’s lifetime and in the decades following; indeed, it was among his most popular works. It was the play that reopened the London Globe Theatre in 1631 after it was shuttered…
Pericles Dramaturg’s Notes
Folger Resident Dramaturg, Michele Osherow Pericles, Prince of Tyre is unusual among Shakespeare’s plays. The hero travels Odysseus-like from place to place on a fantastical quest to showcase honor, announce virtue, and dodge the fury of a perverse king. Pericles…
Pericles Production Photos
Images from Pericles at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.