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Pericles, Prince of Tyre Act 3, Scene 2

By William Shakespeare

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Act 3, Scene 2

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  • The next thing we know, Thaisa's coffin washes up on the shore of Ephesus.
  • A couple of servants find it and take it to the house of a doctor named Cerimon.
  • Cerimon cracks open the casket and finds Thaisa's body, along with some yummy smelling spices and a letter asking whoever finds it to give Thaisa a nice funeral. Pericles has thrown insome jewels for good measure.
  • Cerimon notices that that the body is awfully fresh for a corpse.
  • Then he's all, "Someone fetch my magical potions of medicine and play some music so I can revive this woman ASAP."
  • Thaisa starts to wake up and is all, "Where the heck am I?" They cart her off to a room so she canrecover.
  • Okay, Shmoopers. It's not exactly clear if Cerimon brought Thaisa back from the dead or if she was justunconscious or something. You'll have to check out this scene and decide for yourself.

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