Elizabeth E. Tavares deposited Pericles Wet presented by Portland Shakespeare Project at Artists Repertory Theatre on MLA Commons 1 week, 6 days ago
What happened to the “fair Hesperides” (1.1.28)? This is the ques- tion behind Ellen Margolis’s Pericles Wet, an adaptation of Pericles pro- duced for its world premiere by the Portland Shakespeare Project. An act of recovery, the play is organized around the lives of female characters Pericles meets, or the sequence of punishments he suffers. Having “built a life on the wreckage” of the incest of Antiochus’s daughter, Hes, I was still (productively) uncertain, after two viewings of this production, as to whether this was a play about a hero or about the victims such ostensible paragons leave in their wake.