PERICLES – Bringing Back the Dead

Special Events

The Shakespeare Society presents


With Tanya Pollard
Hosted by Theatre for a New Audience
At Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn
February 22 at 7 pm

After the avalanche of losses in his tragedies, in Pericles, the first of his late-career theatrical experiments, Shakespeare looked back to ancient story patterns to explore how seemingly impossible new life can emerge following great loss. In an evening of performance and commentary, Professor Tanya Pollard will illustrate how Shakespeare’s revival of older literary forms – from the ventriloquism of the medieval poet John Gower to the mingling of ancient Greek romance with newly fashionable tragicomedy – animates the recoveries in Pericles, including the miraculous return from the “dead” of a wife and daughter a broken man had counted lost.

Tickets to this event are $35 general admission, $25 for Theatre for a New Audience Subscribers, and FREE for Shakespeare Society Members.




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Pictured above: Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage, photo ©Francis Dzikowski/OTTO.