History Theatre / Coriolanus

21st Oct '17 2:33:11 PM KevinKlawitter
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* ThoseTwoGuys: The Tribunes, Brutus and Sicinius, who do their best to mobilize the Roman people against Coriolanus during his campaign for Consul.
6th Sep '17 12:35:40 PM fruitstripegum
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* FragileFlower: Coriolanus's wife, Virgilia.


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* FragileFlower: Coriolanus's wife, Virgilia.
28th Aug '17 2:48:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* FoeYay: [[invoked]] Canon, and in spades. Very few people who are familiar with the play would say there is anything remotely ambiguous about the FoeYay between Coriolanus and Aufidius.

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* FoeYay: FoeRomanceSubtext: [[invoked]] Canon, and in spades. Very few people who are familiar with the play would say there is anything remotely ambiguous about the FoeYay tension between Coriolanus and Aufidius.
15th May '17 2:30:41 PM TheGreatConversation
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* FragileFlower: Coriolanus's wife, Virgilia, is presented as having a rather weak constitution (relative to Volumnia, at least).

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* FragileFlower: Coriolanus's wife, Virgilia, is presented as having a rather weak constitution (relative to Volumnia, at least).Virgilia.
15th May '17 2:30:07 PM TheGreatConversation
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* FragileFlower: Coriolanus's wife, Virgilia, is presented as having a rather weak constitution (relative to Volumnia, at least).


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* OnlySaneMan: What Menenius is, what Coriolanus sees himself as.
2nd Jan '17 7:18:09 PM gemmabeta2
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A film version was made in 2011, directed by Creator/RalphFiennes who also played the lead. Creator/GerardButler played Aufidius, with Creator/VanessaRedgrave (in a highly acclaimed performance) as Volumnia and Creator/BrianCox as Menenius. It's a SettingUpdate into a generic CrapsackWorld "Calling itself Rome" (though filmed in Belgrade, Serbia). The film was largely acclaimed for being able to successfully please both Shakespeare purists and action movie junkies.

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A film version was made in 2011, directed by Creator/RalphFiennes who also played the lead. Creator/GerardButler played Aufidius, with Creator/VanessaRedgrave (in a highly acclaimed performance) as Volumnia and Creator/BrianCox as Menenius. It's a SettingUpdate into a generic CrapsackWorld "Calling itself Rome" (though filmed in Belgrade, Serbia).Serbia and alludes heavily to the Yugoslav Wars). The film was largely acclaimed for being able to successfully please both Shakespeare purists and action movie junkies.
25th Dec '16 8:13:37 AM fusilcontrafusil
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''Coriolanus'' is one of Shakespeare's lesser-known (but extremely well thought-of by critics) plays, with such political overtones that it remains the only Shakespeare play [[BannedInChina banned by a modern democracy]] (France in the 1930s).

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''Coriolanus'' is one of Shakespeare's Creator/WilliamShakespeare's lesser-known (but extremely well thought-of by critics) plays, with such political overtones that it remains the only Shakespeare play [[BannedInChina banned by a modern democracy]] (France in the 1930s).



A film version was made in 2011, directed by Ralph Fiennes who also played the lead. Creator/GerardButler played Aufidius, with Vanessa Redgrave (in a highly acclaimed performance) as Volumnia and Brian Cox as Menenius. It's a SettingUpdate into a generic CrapsackWorld "Calling itself Rome" (though filmed in Belgrade, Serbia). The film was largely acclaimed for being able to successfully please both Shakespeare purists and action movie junkies.

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A film version was made in 2011, directed by Ralph Fiennes Creator/RalphFiennes who also played the lead. Creator/GerardButler played Aufidius, with Vanessa Redgrave Creator/VanessaRedgrave (in a highly acclaimed performance) as Volumnia and Brian Cox Creator/BrianCox as Menenius. It's a SettingUpdate into a generic CrapsackWorld "Calling itself Rome" (though filmed in Belgrade, Serbia). The film was largely acclaimed for being able to successfully please both Shakespeare purists and action movie junkies.
4th Dec '16 7:42:06 PM Xtifr
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Coriolanus is one of Shakespeare's lesser-known (but extremely well thought-of by critics) plays, with such political overtones that it remains the only Shakespeare play [[BannedInChina banned by a modern democracy]] (France in the 1930s).

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Coriolanus ''Coriolanus'' is one of Shakespeare's lesser-known (but extremely well thought-of by critics) plays, with such political overtones that it remains the only Shakespeare play [[BannedInChina banned by a modern democracy]] (France in the 1930s).
17th Oct '16 3:08:45 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: ''Coriolanus''. This guy charges alone into an enemy city and emerges alive and victorious. Given his rank, an example of a FourStarBadass.


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* OneManArmy: ''Coriolanus''. This guy charges alone into an enemy city and emerges alive and victorious. Given his rank, an example of a FourStarBadass.
16th Sep '16 2:12:03 PM momur
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Could be applied to pretty much ''everyone'' at some point but the main ones are Martius (despite his DemocracyIsBad beliefs, his judgment of the people is a very accurate description of their behaviour within the play) and the Tribunes (while clearly only interested in furthering their political careers, again their description of Martius as hating the common people, prone to instability and rash decisions and generally not the sort of person you want as Consul (basically the equivalent of a President) is very accurate).
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