Pericles, Prince of Tyre

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(4.6 stars; 19 reviews)

Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a Jacobean play written at least in part by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected works despite questions over its authorship, as it was not included in the First Folio. Modern editors generally agree that Shakespeare is responsible for almost exactly half the play—827 lines—the main portion after scene 9 that follows the story of Pericles and Marina. Modern textual studies indicate that the first two acts of 835 lines detailing the many voyages of Pericles were written by a mediocre collaborator, which strong evidence suggests to have been the victualler, pander, dramatist and pamphleteer George Wilkins. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Antiochus, king of Antioch: Ron Altman
Bawd; Dionyza, wife to Cleon; Marshal; Third Fisherman: Elizabeth Klett
Boult, Pandar's servant: Denny Sayers
Cerimon, a lord of Ephesus: Timothy Ferguson
Cleon, governor of Tarsus: Amy Gramour
Daughter of Antiochus: Kalynda
Diana: Jean Bascom
Escanes, a lord of Tyre; First Knight; First Lord: ToddHW
First Fisherman; Lysimachus, governor of Mytilene: Leonard Wilson
First Gentleman; First Pirate; Lord; Pandar; Simonides, king of Pentapolis; Tyrian Sailor: Algy Pug
First Sailor: Tom Crawford
First Servant; Servant; Messenger: Availle
Gower, as chorus; Knight; Philemon, servant to Cerimon; Second Pirate: Martin Geeson
Helicanus, a lord of Tyre: Ric F
Leonine, servant to Dionyza: Kristingj
Lychorida, nurse to Marina: Psudonae Vox
Marina, daughter to Pericles and Thaisa: Arielle Lipshaw
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Delmar H. Dolbier
Second Fisherman: Chuck Williamson
Second Gentleman; Second Sailor; Third Knight; Third Lord: Nolan Fout
Second Knight; Second Lord: Liberty Stump
Thaisa, daughter to Simonides: Grace
Thaliard, a lord of Antioch: Max Körlinge
Third Pirate: Lucy Perry
Narrator: David Lawrence

Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw (2 hr 23 min)


Act 1 30:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 31:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 19:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 36:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 25:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


well read

(5 stars)

5 stars for the cast. the play gets 3 stars. Not one of Shakespeare's best