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The Adventures Of Pericles Auditions-Atlanta, GA - Casting ID # 1589488
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Atlanta, GA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 02-03-19
Audition Date 02-26-19 Submission deadline 02-25-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The poet Gower introduces the story and provides a commentary throughout. Antiochus has a riddle which any prince seeking the hand of his daughter has to solve, though the penalty for solving it is death, for the riddle reveals Antiochus’ incest with his daughter. Pericles of Tyre interprets the riddle, but returns home, realizing his danger. Antiochus then sends Thaliard to kill him. Pericles puts his friend Helicanus in charge of Tyre, and leaves until he can safely return. Pericles arrives at Tarsus and brings food to the starving town. Continuing his voyage, he is shipwrecked and washed up on the shores of Pentapolis. With the help of fishermen who rescue him, he goes to Simonides’ court to enter a tournament as suitor to Thaisa. He wins her heart, but Simonides feigns disapproval to test Pericles, later approving of their marriage.

Role # 1 Gower
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Gower is the English poet John Gower, whose work Confessio Amantis provided part of the plot of the play.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 2 Antiochus
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Antiochus is the King of Antioch. He is an evil man who sleeps with his daughter and wants to keep her all to himself.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Pericles
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Pericles is the Prince and King of Tyre. A passive man who mostly reacts to events rather than causing them, he leads a rather doom-laden life, each blow leading him a little lower until he sinks into catatonic depression.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Helicanus
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Helicanus is a counselor of Pericles’s, one who refuses to flatter him even when he is in a dangerous mood.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Escanes
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Escanes is a lord of Tyre, whom Helicanus trusts a great deal. When both Pericles and Helicanus are absent from Tyre, he governs the state in their place.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Simonides
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King Simonides of Pentapolis is a monarch with a taste for show and practical jokes.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Cleon
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Cleon is the Governor of Tarsus. A weak and passive man who tends to let things happen, and is under his wife Dionyza’s thumb.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Lysimachus
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Lysimachus is the Governor of Mytilene, and not unknown to the brothels, though he is cautious and insists that the prostitutes he takes are disease-free.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Cerimon
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Cerimon is a physician of Ephesus. He is a kind, generous, and charitable old man, known throughout the town for his goodness and his skill.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Thaliard
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Thaliard is a lord of Antioch who is ordered by Antiochus to poison Pericles, on pain of his own execution.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 11 Philemon
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Philemon is one of Cerimon’s servants.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 12 Leonine
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Leonine is a servant of Dionyza’s. He is a loyal and obedient man, willing to kill Marina in spite of his own inclination when ordered to.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Marshal
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A Marshal is in charge of seating the various participants of the tournament at the feast based on their performances.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Pander
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Pander is a pimp running a brothel in Mytilene. He sends Boult to buy new women at the market, as those he already has are all rotted with venereal diseases.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Boult
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Boult is the doorkeeper at the brothel, and the third-in-command.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 16 Daughter of Antiochu
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Antiochus’s daughter is a beautiful girl, who has an incestuous relationship with her father. Whether she enjoys it or not is unknown. She is killed by a bolt of lightning.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Dionyza
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Dionyza is Cleon’s wife. Though she swears to Pericles to bring up Marina with as much care as her own daughter Philoten, she soon grows envious of Marina for being just a bit better at everything than Philoten.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Thaisa
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Thaisa is Simonides’s daughter. A beautiful girl, she is courted by princes from all over the world, but falls completely in love with the seemingly humble knight Pericles, who wins her birthday tournament.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Marina
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Marina is Pericles and Thaisa’s daughter, born at sea in the middle of a storm.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 20 Lychorida
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Lychorida is Thaisa’s old nurse, and appointed to take care of her child once it is born.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Bawd
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Bawd is the Pander’s wife. She is in charge of the occupants of the brothel and has no patience for virginal modesty.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Diana
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Diana is the goddess of chastity.


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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 23 First Lord of Tyre
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First Lord of Tyre is glad to see Pericles return from Antioch, or at least says that he is.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 24 Second Lord of Tyre
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Second Lord of Tyre is glad to see Pericles return from Antioch, or at least says that he is.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 25 Third Lord of Tyre
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The Third Lord of Tyre joins the other two in their conspiracy to have Pericles replaced by Helicanus, and follows them on their successful endeavor to find Pericles and warn him that he had best return home.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 First Lord of Pentap
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First Lord of Pentapolis announces to Simonides that the knights are ready for the tournament. He does not think much of Pericles, given his rusty armor.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Second Lord of Penta
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Second Lord of Pentapolis considers Pericles to be some sort of barbarian, given how he dresses for the tournament.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 Third Lord of Pentap
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Third Lord of Pentapolis thinks that Pericles may be a poseur who specifically let his armor grow rusty just to impress people.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 First Knight
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The First Knight is from Sparta, and comes to Pentapolis to woo Thaisa. He is a gallant man.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 30 Second Knight
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The Second Knight is a prince of Macedon, who comes to Pentapolis to woo Thaisa. He is disappointed that he and his fellow knights are not allowed to speak with her once the tournament is over.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 Third Knight
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The Third Knight is from Antioch, and comes to Pentapolis more to win the tournament than in the hopes of winning Thaisa’s hand.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 32 Fourth Knight
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The Fourth Knight is Athenian, and comes to Pentapolis to woo Thaisa. He is complimentary of her good looks.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 33 Fifth Knight
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The Fifth Knight is a Corinthian prince, proud of his trustworthiness.


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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 34 Five Pages
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Five Pages [mute roles] bear the insignia of the five knights to Simonides and Thaisa for them to identify and interpret.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 35 First Sailor
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The First Sailor informs Pericles that Thaisa’s body must be thrown overboard, as it is ill-luck to have a corpse on board a ship, especially during a storm. He pays no attention when told he is merely superstitious.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 36 Second Sailor
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The Second Sailor finds a large chest to use as a coffin for Thaisa’s body before throwing it overboard.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 37 First Fisherman
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The First Fisherman is the master of the fishing crew.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 38 Second Fisherman
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The Second Fisherman (Pilch) has little regard for the shipwrecked, especially those who appear to have no useful skills in life.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 39 Third Fisherman
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The Third Fisherman (Patchbreech) has a small store of pity for the storm-wrecked, but he is more concerned with witty ranting about the rich, for whom he has a poor regard – particularly rich churchmen.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 40 Antiochan Messenger
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Antiochan Messenger reports to Antiochus that Pericles has fled, leaving the king no choice but to send Thaliard after him.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 41 Ephesan Servant
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An Ephesan Servant has come to Cerimon in hopes of help for his master, but learns that there is nothing to be done.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 42 First Gentleman
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The First Gentleman of Ephesus was so terrified by the storm that he left his house out of fear it would collapse on him.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 43 Second Gentleman
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The Second Gentleman of Ephesus was so terrified by the storm that he left his house out of fear it would collapse on him.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 44 First Pirate
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The First Pirate stops Leonine from killing Marina, and considers the man a villain for doing so. He guarantees Boult that she’s a virgin when selling her.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 45 Second Pirate
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The Second Pirate is delighted at having capture Marina, who he realizes will fetch an excellent price.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 46 Third Pirate
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The Third Pirate is intent that all the pirates should have their share of Marina’s price.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 47 Sailor of Mytilene
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Sailor of Mytilene brings Lysimachus to Pericles’s ship to find out whose it is.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 48 First Gentleman of T
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The First Gentleman of Tyre accompanies Pericles on his ship, and is called up by Helicanus to make sure there is a decent welcoming party for Lysimachus when the latter comes on board.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 49 First Gentleman of M
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The First Gentleman of Mytilene came to the brothel intent on purchasing Marina’s virginity, and is completely converted to virtue by her arguments.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 50 Second Gentleman of
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The Second Gentleman of Mytilene came to the brothel intent on purchasing Marina’s virginity, and is completely converted to virtue by her arguments, wanting nothing more now than to hear nuns singing holy hymns.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 51 Sailor of Tyre
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Sailor of Tyre speaks with the Sailor of Mytilene who asks him where his ship is from, and informs Helicanus of Lysimachus’s arrival.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 52 Virgins
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Virgins [mute roles] are nuns of Diana attending on her altar with Thaisa.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 53 Man
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A Man [mute role] comes to Cerimon for help after the storm, and is given a prescription.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 54 First Tyrian Messeng
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First Tyrian Messenger [mute role] brings news to Pericles from Helicanus that Thaliard is after him. He is knighted by Pericles.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 55 Second Tyrian Messen
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Second Tyrian Messenger [mute role] brings Pericles the news that Antiochus and his daughter are dead, struck by lightning, and that it is therefore now safe for Pericles to return to Tyre, which would be a good idea given that the Tyrian lords are on the verge of giving the crown to Helicanus.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 56 Lord of Tarsus
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A Lord of Tarsus comes to tell Cleon of the approach of a friendly-seeming fleet. With all the other Tarsians, he swears to pray for Pericles when the latter announces that he has brought food to the city.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 57 Marina’s Lady
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Marina’s Lady [mute role] accompanies her when she is teaching, and comes with her on board Pericles’s ship. She may sing the song with Marina.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 58 Cerimon's First Serv
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Cerimon's First Servant knows his master will be interested when a large chest is tossed up on the shore after a storm, and brings it to him.



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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 59 Cerimon's Second Ser
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Cerimon's Second Servant [mute role] helps his fellow servant carry in the large chest they have found on the shore.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 60 Lord of Myteline
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Lord of Myteline accompanies Lysimachus on his visit to Pericles's ship, and is the first to think that Marina might succeed in curing him.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -