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Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Arkangel Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Arkangel Shakespeare Collection Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781483012971
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre, undergoes a tyrant’s fury, storm, and shipwreck. He wins love and suffers loss, but what is lost may also be found. 

With the ancient poet Gower acting as narrator, we follow the adventures of Pericles from young manhood to maturity. This strange and powerful tale of loss and recovery is the first in the group of romance comedies created by Shakespeare at the end of his dramatic career.

Sir John Gielgud plays Gower, and Nigel Terry is Pericles. Thaisa is played by Stella Gonet and Marina by Julie Cox.

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  • “Shakespeare’s romantic comedy offers strong vocal characterizations by notable classical actors…Nigel Terry excels as Pericles. The other 20 cast members maintain dramatic energy for the entire play…It’s a pleasure to hear Shakespeare performed with such clarity and focus.”

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About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.

About the Narrator

January LaVoy, winner of numerous Earphones Awards for narration, is an American actress best known for her character Noelle Ortiz on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. In addition to working extensively in narration and television, including roles on Law & Order and All My Children, she has worked on and off Broadway as well as in regional theater.