Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Ireland

Pericles, Prince of Tyre          
Presented in English   
November 14, 2016
Unitarian Church, Princes Street, Cork City, Ireland

This reading of Pericles aimed to cultivate collaborative networks between local and international scholars, students, theatre practitioners, and the wider public. As far as records can determine, the staged reading was only the second ever performance of Pericles in Ireland and the first ever performance of the play in Munster.

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Performers included Drama and Theatre Studies students of University College Cork and students of LittleShoes Productions, Cork.


“Celebrating Shakespeare 400: Performing Pericles, Prince of Tyre” project leader – Dr Edel Semple (UCC)
Director: Sinéad Dunphy
Cellist: Eimear Reidy
Poster design: Martha Hegarty


Chorus (Gower): Meghan McCarthy, Pamela Kiely, Edel Semple
Pericles: Mark O’Shaughnessy
Antiochus / Escanes / Cerimon of Ephesus: Michael Ryan
Antiochus’ Daughter / Leonine / Goddess Diana: Elena Spautz
Thaliard / First Lord of Tyre / Bolt the pimp: Stefan Healy
Helicane / First Lady: Fiona Kelly
Cleon / Lysimachus of Mytilene: Alex Dinneen
Dionyza: Helena Sheridan
Queen Simonides / Bawd: Ciara Hayes
Thaisa: Lucy O’Connell
Lychordia the nurse / Third Lady: Sinéad Dunphy
Marina: Nea Cornèr
Philemon / Second Lady / Gentleman: Charlotte Suc
Knight / Sailor / Gentleman: Toufic Karim

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Audience Information:
Approx. 70 in attendance for this reading; venue/seating full to capacity. Audience was largely comprised of the general public (local and international) with UCC undergraduates and postgraduate students and staff also present.                                                                                                                                                                  

Funding and Sponsorship:
The “Celebrating Shakespeare 400: Performing Pericles, Prince of Tyre” project was funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations scheme. Additional support from University College Cork's College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences Graduate School, the University College Cork Information Services Strategic Fund, and University College Cork's School of English.