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Pericles by William Shakespeare
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Jul 07, 2012

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There are hints of Greek tradition in Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Pericles wanders in his own odyssey and Euripidean pathos soaks everything. At least until the end. Pericles dries out to a stiff end. The good are rewarded and the bad punished. The trials endured by Pericles and his family lead to reward in very unGreek-like form. Then again, this is not a Greek tragedy nor an attempt to be one. It is action and endurance. It is drama. Uncomplicated and satisfying in that it’s a story which ends with just deserts.

Entertaining enough, but it appears to be a slide from his best writings.

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