Pericles

Seattle Shakespeare's Wooden O: Free Shakespeare in the Park

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Various locations (map) Across Seattle
Through Aug 6

Free

Paul Constant wrote, "Pericles is so poorly written that, for centuries, Shakespeare scholars tried with all their nerdy might to deny he wrote it. Funny thing is, it was beloved in Shakespearean times because it's the Armageddon of Shakespeare plays, a title usually reserved for the oft-underappreciated Titus Andronicus. The first hour alone is packed with cheap-seat-pleasing thrills: shipwrecks, a jousting match for the hand of a princess, and buckets of scandal—the play opens with an incestuous relationship and, before everything is done, a murder plot is foiled by pirates, and someone gets sold into sex slavery." See Pericles performed outdoors at this event presented as part of Seattle Shakespeare's Wooden O summer series, which will also present Much Ado About Nothing.

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Various locations

around Puget Sound, ,

Event Times
  • Through Aug 6
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