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The Shakespeare Society presents: Pericles - Bringing Back The Dead
with Tanya Pollard
Hosted by Theatre for a New Audience
Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:00PM
Polonsky Shakespeare Center
262 Ashland Place
Between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street
Nevins St Station [2, 3, 4, 5]; Lafayette Av [C]; Fulton St [G]
February 22 at 7PM
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.