Read & Co. Classics presents this new beautiful edition of William Shakespeare’s play, “Pericles, Prince of Tyre”, featuring a specially commissioned new biography of William Shakespeare. In “Pericles”, a father loses his wife, who dies at sea during childbirth. Upon land, Pericles entrusts his new-born daughter, Marina, to the Governor of Tarsus and his wife. Fourteen years later, Marina escapes a deadly plan, devised by the jealous Governor’s wife, with an equally dire outcome. In a twist of fate, a family is reunited. Each scene in the play is introduced with a prologue, told by John Gower, an English poet from the past. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and is celebrated as the world’s most famous dramatist.