Laurence Twine

(fl. 1564—1576)

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George Wilkins (fl. 1603—1608)


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(fl. 1576)

Writer and translator whose The Pattern of Painful Adventures, registered in 1576, provided Shakespeare with a source for Pericles. An edition of 1607 may have drawn Shakespeare's attention to the subject. The book also had a direct influence on George Wilkins's The Painful Adventures of Pericles Prince of Tyre (1608).

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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