The Info List - The Pattern Of Painful Adventures

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The Pattern of Painful Adventures was a 1576,[1] prose novel. A later edition, printed in 1607 by Valentine Simmes and published by Nathaniel Butter, was drawn on by William Shakespeare for his play Pericles, Prince of Tyre.[2] There was at least one intermediate edition, around 1595.[3] It was a translation by Lawrence Twine of the tale of Apollonius of Tyre from John Gower's Confessio Amantis (in Middle English verse). It is also said to be translated from a French version.[4] William Henry Schofield stated that Shakespeare used both sources.[5] Notes[edit]

^ David Skeele, Pericles: Critical Essays (2000), p. 66. ^ http://www.william-shakespeare.info/shakespeare-play-pericles-prince-of-tyre.htm ^ Laura A. Loomis, Medieval Romance in England: A Study of the Sources and Analogues of the Non-Cyclic Metrical Romances (1969), p. 165. ^ http://www.rsc.org.uk/picturesandexhibitions/action/viewExhibition?exhibitionid=7&sectionid=6 ^ William Henry Schofield, English Literature from the Norman Conquest to Chaucer, p. 306.

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British Library - Shakespeare Quartos

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William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre


John Gower Diana


Confessio Amantis (1390) The Pattern of Painful Adventures (1576)


Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984; TV)


George Wilkins Shakespeare's late romances Shakespeare Apocrypha Apollonius of Tyre The Pattern of Painful Adventures (2008;