Shakespeare s last tragedy explores the career and death of a brilliant and arrogant Roman general This is an ambitious and intriguing story of heroism.
Coriolanus Shakespeare s last tragedy explores the career and death of a brilliant and arrogant Roman general This is an ambitious and intriguing story of heroism
I not only really like Shakespeare s Coriolanus I also like the man Coriolanus as he is revealed in the play Sure, he may be a hothead, an arrogant bully, an immature mama s boy with a proto fascist personality, but he is also a man of extraordinary physical courage and sincere personal modesty who would like nothing better than to do his warrior s duty and be left alone Unfortunately, though, his mother whose values are also those of the Roman republic sees her son s patrician duty as including [...]
Let it be virtuous to be obstinate William Shakespeare, CoriolanusI m a sucker for a revenge play, so this one floats easily just on the heat generated by Coriolanus anger I remember being exposed to the Coriolanus story last year when I was reading Plutarch s Lives, Vol 1 and again earlier this year when I was reading Livy I History of Rome, Books 1 2 So, going into the play I was fairly comfortable with the basic story, but completely unprepared for Shakepeare s viscious tongue Coriolanus, his [...]
There are many gods, and when we organize and rank them we go too far, we ask too much of them Women and Men , Joseph McElroyI am certain that had this play been written by anyone other than Shakespeare it would be venerated as a major work performed and discussed perhaps in the way Hamlet, King Lear or Macbeth are Written late in The Bard s career it is the last of the Tragedies and the Histories , Coriolanus is his work that might be the most relevant and relatable to our modern world.Caius Ma [...]
Let the first budger die the other s slave, And the gods doom him after Caius Marcius CoriolanusShakespeare turns to 5th century BC Roman history for a deeply serious drama depicted in combat scenes between fierce enemies, conflicts between patricians and the plebeians, and contrasting perspectives within family His treatment of war, statesmen, citizens and family life is surprisingly unusual in that the common denominator in all, the hero, is motivated by a powerful mother son dynamic Caius Mar [...]
Shakespeare ya asa iddia ediyorum bug nden sonra Cemre nin Tragedyas diye bir oyun yazard ok k t bir g n ge irdim ve fazla ey yazmaya mecalim yok Bu sebeple oyunla ilgili k saca birka ey s ylemek istiyorum Pek ok sefer belirttim bunu, biliyorum ama yine s ylemek istiyorum ki ben Shakeapeare i izlemeyi de il okumay seviyorum Sahnede baz eyler olmuyor gibi hissediyorum ya da belki de ben ba ar l bir Shakespeare uyarlamas na hi denk gelmedim Buna kar n dedi im gibi Shakespeare i okumay ok ok seviyo [...]
Going into this drama, I did not think that I would like it, because I was never really that much into dramas I read The Tempest by Shakespeare last year, and I did not enjoy it Now, when I finished it, it surprises me to say that I actually loved reading it The story grabbed me at the beginning, and held me till the end I do think that the drama could have been a couple of dozen pages shorter that s why the 4 stars , but apart from that, I completely loved it Hopefully my next drama by Shakespe [...]
From face to foot, He was a thing of blood, whose every motionWas timed with dying cries I recently went to see the Donmar Warehouse production of this play, so of course I read it beforehand The production was excellent and only heightened my appreciation of it Reading this I started out a little weary It s one of the lesser known Shakespeare plays, and I d never heard of it until I found out about the Donmar Warehouse show, so I had no idea even what it was really about But as I read I kept ge [...]
Gurur temas n odak noktas na ta yan Coriolanus un Tragedyas The Tragedy of Coriolanus , olduk a karma k ve antipatik ana karakteriyle di er tragedyalardan ayr l yor Di erlerine nazaran daha so uk bir tavr olan oyunda halktan nefret etmesine ra men vatan i in yan p tutu an Coriolanus un gururu sebebiyle k anlat l yor Coriolanus yle bir karakter ki sava taki ba ar lar ndan dolay v nmekten nefret ediyor ve v lmekten de tiksiniyor Bu yap s yla al akg n ll bir tav r sergilese de Coriolanus un as l ol [...]
I m told Coriolanus, the person, is unlikeable, but I happen to like him I don t even think he s a right wing bastard, just shy, awkward and misunderstood It s his severe self effacement that makes him hate publicity Who wants to stand in the market and exhibit your wounds in a stupid political stunt And his thickheadedness, the fact he has no idea when to use that soldierly bluntness and when to keep his trap shut, is a naivety I like against the politics of Rome He s a soldier, yes, but at lea [...]
I don t have much to say about Shakespeare that hasn t already been said, and I don t feel worthy of even trying, but essentially, I think Coriolanus has a lot to offer in therms of psychology, especially psychology of the masses It is hard trying to analyze something that has already been written about in many textbooks, but for me, at least, Coriolanus s leitmotif is the herd behavior Of course, there are many other sub ideas, but the most interesting thing to read about was the way society ac [...]
This play took me by surprise, I had not heard of it before and only read it because I wanted to watch the adaptation with Tom Hiddleston And lucky me, this was such an interesting play and this edition was just the right one to give me enough background information and interpretation ways that I could make the most out of the play.Being thus prepared I could appreciate the adaptation a lot better and enjoyed it tremendously.I can only recommend it, if you get the chance to watch it.
Generals do not make good politicians7 November 2013 This is a story about a General who is thrust into the world of politics, namely because he was such a good general However, while he happpens to be a great general, as a politician he positively sucks Basically, Gaius Marcius main flaw despite the fact that I don t believe in fatal flaws is that he simply speaks his mind, which is a noble characteristic is most professions, but not in politics To put it bluntly, Marcius aka Coriolanus, a name [...]
Caius Marcius Coriolanus on the public he would rule He that will give good words to thee will flatter Beneath abhorring What would you have, you curs, That like nor peace nor war the one affrights you, The other makes you proud He that trusts to you, Where he should find you lions, finds you hares Where foxes, geese you are no surer, no, Than is the coal of fire upon the ice, Or hailstone in the sun The fires i th lowest hell fold in the people His opponents the demagogic tribunes, though usual [...]
This play made me realize how good Shakespeare really is I had honestly never heard of Coriolanus , and I picked it up to read because the National Theatre Live is broadcasting it live on January 30, 2014 I have read a few of the basic Shakespeare plays Hamlet , Macbeth , A Midsummer Night s Dream , Julius Caesar the usual suspects The problem is that I already knew how they would end, or less I don t remember a time in my life when I didn t know the plot and ending of Romeo and Juliet It has a [...]
The only reason I can get the smallest grasp of appreciation for this play is that my natural interest in politics has been wrung through the wringer of six Shakespearean tragedies previous This is the incompatibility of war and peace in Titus Adronicus crammed into the crucible of democracy and dictatorship, wherein power to the people will forever be a ruse so long as a single conscience can conceptualize the people as the abject I won t lie and say I d like the look of this on stage better th [...]
Boy Never has Shakespeare entertained me so much He has confounded me, interrogated me and mirrored me but never has he handed me a summer Hollywood blockbuster a chilling and thrilling script of violent tragedy stoking societal passions from all sides.Despite the gripping plot, I tried to focus on Caius Marcius character As in all of Shakespeare s plays, the characteristics of a hero or villain shape the play and bend our sympathies not the action or twisting storylines Through this reading I d [...]
Shakespeare s Coriolanus is both noble and so stiff necked that he cannot compromise his principles and this at a time when tribunes have been chosen to represent the common people that the Roman hero professes to loathe Despite his heroic victories in the best, the tribunes have him exiled, whereupon he goes straight to Tullus Aufidius of the Volsces, Rome s most bitter enemy Invading Rome with Aufidius, Coriolanus is stopped dead in his tracks only by his mother Volumnia and his wife and son A [...]
In anticipation of the release of a new filmed version of Coriolanus, I reread the play in Dec 2011.It remains a difficult play to enjoy, and I m going to retain my 2 star rating it s OK compared to other Shakespeare plays.The protagonist is an arrogant, spoiled, immature patrician whose disgust for Rome s plebeians is so manifest and violent that his enemies easily manipulate the citizens into banishing him He flies to his chief enemy, Tullus Aufidius, the leader of the Volsces, and returns to [...]
This is an excellent drama, very political in terms of plotline and very main character driven, a rarity for a Shakespearean play It s written in verse for the most part, with sections in plain prose, and covers the later years in the life of Roman general Caius Martius Coriolanus, patrician war hero of the Volscian Roman wars, as chronicled by Plutarch in his Lives.The story has a straight pull forward The Volsces, an Italian tribe, start a war with Rome and the city calls its most brilliant ge [...]
I didn t really care for this one It s well written, but too long.
The bleakest and most uncompromisingly harsh of the tragedies The people of Rome are an easily fooled rabble, their leaders the Tribunes are unprincipled careerists, the patricians are weak and fearful Caius Martius Coriolanus is a great general but among the worst political leaders imaginable, getting himself exiled from Rome when the acclaim for annihilating the Volscain army should be at its highest His mother, Volumina, may be the coldest and least maternal woman in literature, wishing only [...]
Roman general Caius Marcius is nicknamed Coriolanus translated from Latin as Conqueror of Coriolis , after dealing with success with Rome s enemies in the homonymous town.I believe that Shakespeare didn t mean anus like Romans did i.e ring , a signet ring as a prize on the finger of a champion, but as we use it, hence Coriolanus is that asshole from Coriolis Further, since coriolis means secure , Coriolanus is the security militant asshole or a saving his own ass guy.Anyway this play is a real t [...]
Fierce warrior, great general, total prat.
An arrogant Roman general switches sides, wants political power, has horrid temperament, is deposed, wants revenge, death comes for him.
Anger s my meat I sup upon myself, And so shall starve with feeding.
Donmar Warehouse in Covent Garden is setting up this play in December and January, starring Tom Hiddleston Loki in Avengers, Capt Nicholls in War Horse, loveliest guy in the world , Hadley Fraser a number of roles in Les Mis, Raoul in Phantom of the Opera and Mark Gatiss Mycroft in BBC s Sherlock , and honestly, how could we resist The tickets sold out in 20 minutes, and with that lineup it is completely understandable We are seeing this in early January and can t wait Expectations are higher th [...]
I jumped into this play with no fragment of knowledge about it I found myself swept up into the see saw of Caius Marcius fortunes The layers and textures still intrigue me Manifold motifs naming, gratitude, pride, honor, tongues, integrity, courage, friendship, politics, alliances Laughed aloud suffered me to be whoop d out of RomeI definitely want to revisit this in the future Aside I was watching Game 5 of the Cubs Dodgers National League playoff game When the Dodgers went ahead 7 0 in the top [...]
Shakespeare, in my opinion, really is the dog s bollocks.I decided to read this for the first time before I see the new film version directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes opening this weekend However, I was not prepared to be so bowled over by the sheer poetry of the master playwright WS Reading the Bard, one is constantly reminded of the richness of the English language The character of Coriolanus is frustratingly macho and stubborn which ultimately leads to his downfull, for tragedy this cert [...]
While not as good as Hamlet but then again, what is Coriolanus is Shakespeare at his best The titular character and his mother are extremely compelling characters Volumnia s speeches, Coriolanus confrontation with Alfidious after his exile, the political intrigue by the oligarchical patriciate of Rome, are all beautifully written and quotable scenes Any Julius Evola Against the Modern World types will love Coriolanus In fact, Coriolanus is just Julius Evola as a Shakespeare character, or less W [...]
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