NOTE: The articles in these study guides are not meant to mirror or interpret any particular productions at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. They are meant, instead, to be an educational jumping-off point to understanding and enjoying the play (in any production at any theatre) a bit more thoroughly. Therefore the stories of the plays and the interpretative articles (and even characters at times) may differ from what is ultimately produced on stage.
Also, some of these articles (especially the synopses) reveal the ending and other “surprises” in some plays. If you don’t want to know this information before seeing the plays, you may want to reconsider studying this information.
**Gower:**Chorus or narrator for the play.
Antiochus: The king of Antioch
The Daughter of Antiochus.
Pericles: The prince of Tyre.
Thaliard: A lord of Antioch.
Helicanus: A lord of Tyre.
**Escanes:**A lord of Tyre.
Cleon: The governor of Tharsus and husband of Dionyza.
**Dionyza:**The wife of Cleon.
**Simonides:**The king of Pentapolis.
**Thaisa:**The daughter of Simonides and wife of Pericles.
**Marina:**The daughter of Pericles and Thaisa.
**Leonine:**A servant of Dionyza.
Lychorida: Nurse to Marina.
**Cerimon:**A lord of Ephesus..
Philemon: A servant of Cerimon.
Lysimachas: The govenor of Mytilene.
Bawd: The wife of Pander.
Boult: A servant of Pander.
Diana: A goddess appearing to Pericles.