‘Pericles’ was the first in a group of romance-driven plays written by history’s most legendary playwright William Shakespeare, toward the end of his incredible career.
Now, over 400 years since the date of its very first performance, the BBC brings you a modern full-cast dramatisation of an ancient classic. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in November 2005, this stellar performance of ‘Pericles’ is brought to life on audiobook format by a complete, multicultural cast of distinguished actors and actresses, including the likes of Tom Mannion as the long-suffering Pericles, Benjamin Zephaniah as the narrator John Gower, Raad Rawi as the incestuous King Antiochus and Helen Longworth as his daughter.
This unique dramatisation tells the story of Pericles, the Prince of Tyre, who is forced to flee home at a young age, when he effortlessly solves a dastardly riddle that could cost him his life. Wandering across the seas, he encounters love, loss, cheer and grief.
Considered by some to be one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, this BBC Drama production delivers the story of ‘Pericles’ tastefully, with a contemporary twist and an accompanying soundtrack of lively, atmospheric music. This production is now yours to download as a high quality MP3 audiobook.