I am great with woe, and shall deliver weeping, says the Prince of Tyre, hero of Shakespeare's wide-ranging, episodic drama. Act V, Scene 1, in which Pericles realizes that he stands face-to-face with his daughter, Marina, is the poignant heart of this roll-up-your-sleeves acting lesson. Students from leading London drama schools rehearse and perform the scene with the help of professional mentors, then examine its essence in a vigorous group conversation. Acknowledging issues of authorship and character development, the video holds up Pericles' basic humanity and determination as the principal strengths of the play.
Shakespeare's Globe, London: Introduction to Shakespeare (1:02) -- "Pericles": Summary of Play (2:43) -- "Pericles": Rehearsal and Performance: Act V, Scene 1 (8:46) -- Discussion of Scene from "Pericles" (1:28) -- Credits: "Pericles": Young Actors in Training (0:58)
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