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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

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Overview

Often classified as one of Shakespeare’s comedies,

Pericles, Prince of Tyre also has tragic elements and

could also be considered a tragicomedy. Shakespeare

is thought to have relied on “Apollonius of Tyre”

(part of John Gower’s collection of 141 stories,

The Lover’s Confession, and The Patterne of Painefull

Adventures (Lawrence Twine, 1576) as the sources

for Pericles.


Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Comedy

Written about 1607

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