First read through and discussions.
Social issues – immigration, prostitution, people trafficking
Gower and the Dumbshows
WTF – Fishermen
Music and Magic
Rhyming couplets and Verse
Pericles – a unique hero (no ego attached)?
Miracle and Wish Fulfilment
Bend a Gender
The women as architypes
Act 1 Story-telling – Gower and Pericles
Love, Lust and Sex
What if it were called “The Perilous Adventures of Pericles” or “Shakespeare’s Fairytale“? Just like a fairytale, a bedtime story, or an epic poem brought to life, the play is consciously telling the audience a story throughout. We will explore various ways to do this, through words, objects and stage pictures, paying particular attention to Gower’s prologues, the dumb shows, selected scenes, asides and soliloquys.