Pericles by William Shakespeare
Directed by Lois Anderson
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Vancouver, BC: Pericles is one of the plays in the Shakespeare canon that has until now not made it to my list of "must read" Shakespeare plays. The first of the four romance or tragicomedic plays of the latter part of Shakespeare's career, (Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest), Pericles introduces the theme of past injuries or injustices that are redeemed through magical or supernatural dramatic devices. The introduction to the text of Pericles, Prince of Tyre in The Norton Shakepeare states " On paper Pericles... has long seemed like...