While at home he still feels unsettled, so he takes a charity journey to Taursus where he earns the gratitude of its governor Cleon and his wife Dionyza
2001, Vydavatelstvo Dionyza
Stura, Bratislava, 22-24, (in Czech).
218); and the Chorus Gower in Pericles explains that Dionyza
has "the pregnant instrument of wrath / Pressed for [a] blow" (Scene 15, 44-45).
Pericles acts 4 and 5; Cleon and Dionyza
, Marina's foster parents,
Marina is left with a couple, Cleon and Dionyza
, to bring up, but when she becomes more beautiful than their own daughter, Dionyza
plots to have her killed.
We have the shipmen's misreading of Thaisa's body as dead; Cleon's misreading of Pericles' ship as a sign that a conqueror will take advantage of Tarsian misery; and the apparent generosity of Dionyza
and Cleon in offering to shelter Marina.
Jackson was at once thoroughly gracious in entrusting his kingdom to Helicanus, humble in his charity to Cleon and Dionyza
in Tarsus, and then brilliantly athletic in executing the rope tricks that won Thaisa in Pentapolis.
Gower Shawn Hamilton Pericles Ron Menzel Marina Leah Curney Antiochus Lee Mark Nelson Dionyza
Kate Eifrig Simonides Steve Lewis Thaisa Teria Birlon Lysimachus Randy Reyes
For instance, Janet Adelman's interpretation that the end represents not the redemptive reunification of Pericles and his family but the subsuming of the male by potent female sexuality, and thus a return to the incest of Antiochus's court, sits interestingly alongside Terry Hands's decision to double the part of Marina and Thaisa, and Ron Daniels's to present the play within a painted circle, doubling Dionyza
Miller does nice work both as Thaisa's rescuer, Cerimon, and the treacherous Dionyza
The acting is fine generally, and I particularly admired Jeffery Dench's Helicanus, Rula Lenska's Dionyza
and Stephen Simms as her husband the Governor of Tharsus.
In Pericles, Dionyza
is the wife of the Governor of Tarsus, and she and her husband agree to keep and raise Pericles's daughter Marina.