• Pericles Wet presented by Portland Shakespeare Project at Artists Repertory Theatre

    Author(s):
    Elizabeth E. Tavares (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Performance, Shakespeare and early modern drama, Shakespeare performance
    Item Type:
    Review
    Tag(s):
    Pericles, William Shakespeare, Artists Repertory Theatre
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/85rk-3f75
    Abstract:
    What happened to the “fair Hesperides” (1.1.28)? This is the ques- tion behind Ellen Margolis’s Pericles Wet, an adaptation of Pericles pro- duced for its world premiere by the Portland Shakespeare Project. An act of recovery, the play is organized around the lives of female characters Pericles meets, or the sequence of punishments he suffers. Having “built a life on the wreckage” of the incest of Antiochus’s daughter, Hes, I was still (productively) uncertain, after two viewings of this production, as to whether this was a play about a hero or about the victims such ostensible paragons leave in their wake.
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