Popularly believed to have been a collaboration between George Wilkins (writer for the King's Men) and Shakespeare, Pericles is thought to have been written around 1608. It was not included in the First Folio of 1623, possibly due to its co-authored status.
Last performed at the RSC in 2012 as part of our Open Stages project, it was also staged in the Swan Theatre during the Complete Works Festival in 2006, as shown here, featuring Lucian Msamati as Pericles.
Here you can find a synopsis of the play, information on when Pericles was written and the sources the writers may have used.
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Photo: Pericles, 2006. Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC.