RSC Live: Coriolanus

Shakespeare's full throttle war play will be broadcast live from the Royal Shakespear Company in Stratford upon Avon on Wed 11 Oct

Shakespeare’s Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome in an epic war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield and will leave you breathless.

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His mother attempts to carve him a path to political greatness, but he struggles with her ambitions and feels pressured to change his values for the sake of power.

In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor widens by the day, Coriolanus is forced to decide which direction to point his moral compass, pick his true allies and face the demons of his identity.

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take the prestigious lead.

Just some of our favourite quotes from the mighty Coriolanus:

Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.

(Sicinius, Act 2 Scene 1)

More of your conversation would infect my brain, being the herdsmen of the beastly plebeians.

(Menenius, Act 2 Scene 1)

What is the city but the people?

(Sicinius, Act 3 Scene 1)

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