The more I think about Pericles, the more I see it as weird, a jumble of playwroughting (sp?) techniques.
We get a choric figure, but a named one, one that we’re supposed to know (and in a sense know that he wrote the source for the play we’re watching).
Within those choruses, we get dumb-shows. Which really don’t add much to the choruses.
We get dances.
We get music.
We get a pageant of knights.
What we don’t get is a protagonist that pushes the narrative (rather it seems to push him around).