Tag Archives: John Gower

“What I have been I have forgot to know.”

Pericles Act Two, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ——————————————— To continue with G. Wilson Knight’s “The Writing of Pericles”: “The opening of Act II brings us closer than ever before to the Shakespearean tempest; we have, as it were, a … Continue reading

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“To sing a song that old was sung,/From ashes ancient Gower is come,/Assuming man’s infirmities,/To glad your ear, and please your eyes.”

Pericles Act One, Part Two By Dennis Abrams  ————————————— Before returning to Pericles; a personal note.  On Sunday night, I was watching Watch What Happens Live on Bravo (Yes, I watch bad television as well as read Shakespeare).  The guests … Continue reading

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“Great king,/Few love to hear the sins they love to act.”

Pericles Act One, Part One By Dennis Abrams ——————————– MAIN CHARACTERS Gower, the narrator Pericles, Price of Tyre Marina, Pericles’s daughter Helicanus and Aeschines, counselors of Tyre King Antiochus of Antioch Antiochus’s Daughter Thaliart, a villain King Simonides of Pentapolis … Continue reading

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