The Tragedy of Coriolanus
Perhaps the most brilliant political play ever written, Coriolanus is a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics, and its Roman hero one of the most memorable Shakespeare ever created. The introduction to this new edition offers the first full stage... show more
Perhaps the most brilliant political play ever written, Coriolanus is a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics, and its Roman hero one of the most memorable Shakespeare ever created. The introduction to this new edition offers the first full stage history and analysis of the original production of Coriolanus at the Blackfriars theater, and also examines Shakespeare's adaptation of his historical material while emphasizing the wide range of interpretations that are possible in performance.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Publish date: May 15th 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
Fierce warrior, great general, total prat.
Coriolanus is one of Shakespeare's lesser known works and is not amongst his best. However, Shakespeare in an off day is still really great and the play is well worth reading, It concerns the life of the early Roman Martius or Coriolanus, who lived in the very early Republic. Martius is a born wa...
Having just finished this, I'm now wondering why this one isn't one of Shakespeare's more popular plays? I found it highly gripping, exciting, and, yes, tragic as well.I'd have much rather we read this one way back when I was in high school, than say, Romeo and Juliet.
tl;dr I overall enjoyed this story, and found it to be one of the easier Shakespeare plays to read. Description Caius Martius Coriolanus is a great warrior of the Roman people, but he also has a rather easy to ignite temper. A few political leaders, Brutus and Casiuis, aren't so fond of Coriolanus t...
AUFIDIUSO Marcius, Marcius!Each word thou hast spoke hath weeded from my heartA root of ancient envy. If JupiterShould from yond cloud speak divine things,And say ‘Tis true,’ I’ld not believe them moreThan thee, all noble Marcius. Let me twineMine arms about that body, where againstMy grained ash an...
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