Theatre: Pericles, Prince of Tyre
- Gower: To sing a song that old was sung,
From ashes ancient Gower is come;
Assuming man's infirmities,
To glad your ear, and please your eyes.
It hath been sung at festivals,
On ember-eves and holy-ales;
And lords and ladies in their lives
Have read it for restoratives:
The purchase is to make men glorious;
Pericles, Prince of Tyre provides examples of:
- And Knowing Is Half the Battle
- Bus Crash: The incestuous king and princess motivate the plot for the first act, and then in a later scene are reported to have conveniently been killed by being hit by a meteor.
- Contrived Coincidence: The entire final third of the story.
- Crystal Dragon Jesus: Thaisa becomes a nun in a temple of Apollo.
- Deus ex Machina: Marina is saved from being killed by Dionyza's servant when pirates attack and abduct her.
- Easy Evangelism: How Marina keeps her virginity: converting the Brothel's potential customers.
- Engagement Challenge
- Friend to All Living Things:Marina: I never kill'd a mouse, nor hurt a fly:
I trod upon a worm against my will,
But I wept for it.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Dionyza, who hates Marina for showing up her daughter.
- He Knows Too Much: Why Antiochus tries to have Pericles killed
- Idiot Ball: Antiochus for putting down he and his daughter are having incest in a riddle.
- Morton's Fork: Whether you solve the riddle or not Antiochus would have you killed. It is questionable why he set up that riddle at all.
- Only Mostly Dead: Thaisa
- Rags to Royalty: Both Pericles before he encounters Simonides, and Marina, before Pericles finds her.
- So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Marina
- Taking the Veil: Thaisa, who becomes a nun in the temple of Apollo.
- Tears of Remorse: Marina, when she stepped on a worm.
- Tender Tears: See Tears of Remorse
- Villainous Incest: Antiochus and his (very willing) daughter.
- Virgin Tension: Marina's subplot regarding her desire to keep her virginity.