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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Pericles Overview

  • Category: Comedy
  • Period written: 1607-1608
  • First known performance: 1607
  • Number of lines: 2464
  • Number of scenes: 28
  • Total Characters: 60
  • Prose/Verse: 18%/82%
  • Folios: Folio 3 (1663-4, based on Q6), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 ("bad quarto") (1609), Quarto 2 (1609), Quarto 3 (1611), Quarto 4 (1619), Quarto 5 (1630), Quarto 6 (1635)
  • Possible Sources: Confessio Amantis (John Gower, 1554), The Countesse of Pembrokes (Sir Philip Sidney, 1590), The Patterne of Painefull Adventures (Laurence Twine, 1594), The Orator (Lazarus Piot, 1596), The Painfull Adventures of Pericles Prince of Tyre (George Wilkins, 1608)

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