Pericles, Prince of Tyre


This play is set in various locations, including at sea

Plot synopsis

This would be a road movie except that it's a sea play. Pericles detects a scam, flees to sea to escape villains, goes hither and yon. Along the way collects wife who bears daughter but both get (differently) mislaid. More villains, mishap after mishap, plot so tangled that the spirit of old poet Gower repeatedly has to come and tell us what's going on. All meet again, explanations, happiness.

The good bits are by Shakespeare, the bad bits are by someone else (I hope).