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Pericles

Pericles - Paul Werstine, Barbara A. Mowat, William Shakespeare

bookshelves: classic, fraudio, historical-fiction, play-dramatisation

Read in December, 2008


Pericles - by William Shakespeare - BBC Radio Full-Cast Drama
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Shakespeare's romantic adventure full of tyrants, incest, murder, knights, teenagers, pirates, brothels, sublime poetry, young love, a great hero and the goddess Diana.

A multicultural cast, world music and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah give this timeless tale a contemporary twist.

I am no viper, yet I feed
On mother's flesh which did me breed.
I sought a husband, in which labour
I found that kindness in a father:
He's father, son, and husband mild;
I mother, wife, and yet his child.
How they may be, and yet in two,
As you will live, resolve it you.

One episode of approximately one hour and forty minutes.

With:
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Pericles ...... Tom Mannion
Gower ...... Benjamin Zephaniah
Antiochus/Cerimon ...... Raad Rawi
Marina/Antiochus' daughter ...... Helen Longworth
Helicanus ...... Sean Scanlan
Master ...... Dermot Crowley
Fisherman ...... Paul Dinnen
Simonides ...... Lorcan Cranitch
Thaisa ...... Katherine Igoe
Dionyza ...... Adjoa Andoh
Cleon ...... Peter Gevisser
Diana ...... Sian Phillips
Bawd/Lychorida ...... Ayesha Antoine
Philemon/Bolt ...... Nick Sayce
Lysimachus ...... Ifan Meredith
Leonine ...... Delroy Brown

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

First broadcast in 2005 on BBC Radio 3.