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Part of: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (The Oxford Shakespeare) Pericles Prince of Tyre

Pericles, Prince of Tyre is unique among Shakespeare’s plays, as it imports a famous medieval poet, John Gower, to serve as the narrator and interpreter of the play’s events. Neither a tragedy nor a comedy, but combining elements of both, the play may best be characterized as a romance for the stage. This edition comes from the 1916 Oxford University Press edition of all of Shakespeare’s plays and poems.

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