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Pericles :  Penguin Shakespeare - William Shakespeare


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'One sin, I know, another doth provoke; Murder's as near to lust as flame to smoke'

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, must solve a riddle in order to marry the daughter of the King of Antioch, or be put to death. But when the answer reveals a horrific secret, the young man faces his greatest dilemma. Danger and adventure follow as Pericles flees the city to find his fortune elsewhere, in a romantic drama of families lost and reunited, evil punished and virtue rewarded.

This book includes a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and the Elizabeth theatre, a separate introduction to Pericles, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.

General Introduction
The Chronology of Shakespeare's Works
The Play in Performance
Further Reading
Periclesp. 1
An Account of the Textp. 95
Commentaryp. 108
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ISBN: 9780141017983
ISBN-10: 9780199260508
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 4th September 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 18.0
Edition Number: 1