Pericles, Prince of Tyre, the most epic of Shakespeare’s work, is a fascinating story of fate and fortune. A long, winding tale of adventures full of tumultuous melodrama complete with a tyrannical king, a wicked stepmother, a virtuous heroine, pirates, battles, shipwrecks, brothel scenes, magical cures, resuscitations and, of course, a happy ending; in short, a real party for the audience.
With a stage director of the likes of Hernán Gené, accustomed to taking spectators to unexpected places, the production makes use of all the resources available from its flexible cast all while remaining faithful to the original spirit of the play and all the plot twists.
Written in the final period of his life, Pericles, Prince of Tyre –directly related to Cymbeline, Winter’s Tale and The Tempest–, is a performance worthy of the masterpiece it is: an open drama where the cause/effect relationship is constantly broken, gender roles are completely abandoned and all the dramatic illusion is repeatedly fragmented by jumps in time and sudden changes in narrative style.
A nearly unknown Shakespeare to 21st century audiences, yet as classical and contemporary as ever.