Pericles is a play written by William Shakespeare that was likely written in 1607-1608 and was published in 1609. Scholars debate whether the play was written solely by Shakespeare or in collaboration with dramatist George Wilkins. Pericles tells the story of the eponymous prince of Tyre. After solving a riddle, Pericles learns that the answer reveals a dark secret about the incestuous relationship between King Antiochus and his daughter. Fearing for his life, Pericles flees Tyre, navigating a series of trials, including shipwrecks and political intrigue, as he travels across the Mediterranean. The play explores themes of fate, resilience, and the enduring power of familial bonds.