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Pericles

William Shakespeare

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Act II, Scenes i-iii

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Act II, Scenes i-iii

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Act II, Scenes i-iii

Act II, Scenes i-iii

Act II, Scenes i-iii

Pericles is rather glum in this scene, as he considers the turn of events. While he has won the tournament and made the best of his situation, he seems to feel that he is now at the mercy of fate, and things will just keep happening to him. It's the first time that we get the sense that Pericles experiences the events of his life as things that have happened to him, rather than things that he has had a hand in carrying out. It's also the first time we see that he may be going through a series of tests, experiencing misfortune to better buttress his moral fortitude.

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Pericles: A Life of Love and Happiness . . . Delayed

by ReadingShakespeareby450th, November 20, 2013

A fun play, hopeful message, and the last Shakespeare comedy/romance on my way to reading all of Shakespeare by his 450th birthday.

In case you're interested, here's my blog on Pericles:

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A True Fairy Tale

by BardForKidsdotcom, July 12, 2014

This is the Bard's truest fairy tale. Long-lost daughters, wicked step parents, spouses reunited, and even fire from heaven. If it weren't for the incest and brothels - Disney would have a field day with this story. An even better fairy tale than "The Tempest," or "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and most likely a precursor to "The Winters' Tale."

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5 stars

by leking33, March 31, 2017

I saw Pericles at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005 with a multi-national cast that included several young woman who had survived the 2004 tsunami which had caused them to go mute; only by being part of the production did they start speaking again. It was done in the Botanical Gardens and when someone said "There's the castle" they pointed to the Edinburgh Castle lit up at night. One of the most magical evenings of theater I've ever experienced. After that I decided to review it for

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