Dionyza

Dionyza

jealously plots Marina’s murder. [Br. Lit.: Pericles]
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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. Upon learning that he is still pursued, Pericles leaves Taursus and he is shipwrecked at the coast of Pentapolis, where he receives general acts of hospitality from the fishermen who gave him food.
Hamlet speaks of courtiers who "crook the pregnant hinges of the knee" (3.2.54); Edgar in King Lear says he is "pregnant to good pity" (4.6.218); 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,
There are also many metaphoric storms, such as the "pregnant instrument of wrath" (4.0.44) that Dionyza creates.
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.
(Cleon tells Dionyza in Pericles 4.3.47-49, "Thou art like the harpy, / Which, to betray, dost, with thine angel's face, / Seize with thine eagle's talons").
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 Between Mary Zimmerman's recent "Pericles" for D.C.'s Shakespeare Theater and the Guthrie's new production of same, we may be looking at a renaissance of sorts for the play Ben Jonson once dismissed as "a mouldy tale." If the Guthrie can't quite make a case for "Pericles" on merit, this loopy small-scale adaptation does at least proceed in a spirit of winning frivolity.
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.