Marina (Pericles, Prince of Tyre) Marina is a character in William Shakespeare’s play, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, thought to be written around 1606/08, and believed to be a work of shared authorship. Marina is the beautiful and virtuous daughter of Pericles and his wife, Thaisa. She was born at sea during an awful storm; her mother, Thaisa, appears to have died in childbirth, and it is thought Marina the infant will not survive the journey back to Tyre. Pericles leaves her in Tarsus with the king and queen who raise her. This is where things really start to go south for Marina. Because she is more beautiful than the royal daughter, her guardian-mother plots to have Marina killed. That plot is thwarted by a group of pirates who kidnap her and sell her into prostitution. The chaste Marina, however, remains so, and persuades all her potential “customers” to leave her to her virtue. Eventually, Marina becomes a tutor for young children. Well, this kind of goodness might be its own reward, but luckily, there’s more. Pericles, who has been told she is dead, is in deep mourning. His friend, Lysimachus, the governor of Mytilene, believes that Marina would be able to cheer him up, and puts them together. This potentially explosive situation is all put to rest – Marina and Pericles are happily reunited, off they go to find Thaisa, who really wasn’t dead, and Marina gets to marry Lysimachus. We may have stretched the convention of coincidence just a wee bit, but, hey, this is Shakespeare.
Marina Del Ray - a song by George Strait
She's bought a Hat like Princess Marina - a song by the Kinks
Be Quiet, Marina! (Kirsten Debear) - Meet Marina. She is a four-year-old who likes to dance, play with dolls, go on the see-saw, and dress up. She also screams and shouts and makes a lot of noise. Meet Moira. She is also a four-year-old who likes to do the same things that Marina likes to do. But she likes quiet and when Marina makes a lot of noise, she is freightened. She runs away when Marina makes a lot of noise. At first, Marina, who has cerebral palsy, and Moira, who has down syndrome, could not play together because of their differences. But eventually the two girls become best friends. The story of the friendship that develops between Marina and Moira is written with accessible language and includes expressive pictures that will captivate all children. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Marina (Emilio Urberuaga) - Marina es una pequeña ballena que va siempre con su madre. Junto a ella aprende a disfrutar de todos los momentos del día: la hora de comer, el paseo hasta la isla, la siesta y el juego con el cangrejo, que es un amigo muy especial. 16 pages. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Marina and the Little Green Boy / Marina y el nino verde (Antonio Vicente) - Marina and the Little Green Boy is the first title in a picture book series about a little girl who befriends an alien boy who suddenly appears in her attic. Together they explore Marina's house and family life, as the little green boy makes one hilarious mistake after another in this new and different world. Life with the little green boy takes a little getting used to, but by the end of the book he has somehow found his way into the hearts of everyone he meets. Imaginative illustrations by Miguel Ordóñez bring this hilarious story of friendship to life. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Marina Silva: Defending Rainforest Communities In Brazil (Ziporah Hildebrandt) - Since her girlhood as a poor rubber-tapper’s daughter in Amazonia, Marina Silva has understood that bulldozing the rainforest for development hurts not only the indigenous peoples living there, but destroys natural resources needed by Brazil and the whole world. Overcoming extreme prejudice, Marina attended university. She joined the reform party of Chico Mendes and demonstrated against deforestation. Elected to Brazil’s Senate, the "miracle of Acre" successfully legislated rainforest preservation, defending her people against poverty and protecting their way of life. Marina’s work has generated worldwide recognition, including the Goldman Environmental Prize. This first-ever biography of the courageous leader introduces children to another inspiring woman role model. Recommended for ages 7-13.
Famous People Named Marina - Marina Erakovic (New Zealand tennis player); Marina Lambrini Diamandis (Welsh singer/songwriter of Marina & The Diamonds); Marina Tsvetaeva (Russian poet); Marina Sirtis (actress); Marina Abramović (Serbian artist); Marina Inoue (Japanese singer/actress); Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (British and Greek royalty)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Marina - Matt LeBlanc (actor); Charles Bukowski (American writer); Benjamin C. Bradlee (businessman, editor of the Washington Post)
Marina - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Marina.