History Theatre / Coriolanus

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).
11th Sep '16 2:06:48 PM allfictions
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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
** Could just as easily be called "Even Bad (or at least Haughty, Power-Hungry) Mothers Love Their Sons, even if their influence screws said son up something fierce."

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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
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EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Could just as easily be called "Even Bad (or at least Haughty, Power-Hungry) Mothers Love Their Sons, even if their influence screws said son up something fierce."
9th Sep '16 10:17:58 AM momur
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** Not to mention this moment...

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** Not to mention this ''this'' moment...


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** Oh, and in the DVD commentary of the 2011 movie, Ralph Feinnes mentions that when Martius appears in Antium and Aufidius initially confronts him, he intentionally directed it so that he and Gerard Butler are close enough to ''kiss'' "if they wanted to".
8th Sep '16 9:15:05 AM momur
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** Not to mention this moment...
-->'''Aufidius (to Martius):''' ...but that I see thee here,/Thou noble thing! more dances my rapt heart/Than when I first my wedded mistress saw/Bestride my threshold.
22nd Jan '16 12:41:07 PM Erivale
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* SleazyPolitician: Both of the tribunes.

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* SleazyPolitician: Both of the tribunes.tribunes, who, despite claiming to stand for the people, stand for themselves, and manipulate the people for their own gain. Subverted with Menenius, who despite being a snarky man who is absolutely scathing toward those he does not respect, is a good man who truly wants what is best for rome.
6th Nov '15 2:54:43 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Oct '15 5:09:31 PM jormis29
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21st Jul '15 9:54:30 PM MrUnderhill
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** On the other hand, Coriolanus [[DoNotTauntCthulhu gets utterly owned]] whenever he tries to go up against the public, once with his own people and again [[DeathByMocking (fatally)]] with the Volsces. This seems to say that while the public might be fickle, gullible, and naive, a good leader ''has'' to win them over regardless, and fail to do so [[TooDumbToLive at their own peril]].

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** On the other hand, Coriolanus [[DoNotTauntCthulhu gets utterly owned]] whenever he tries to go up against the public, once with his own people and again [[DeathByMocking (fatally)]] with the Volsces. This seems to say that while the public might be fickle, gullible, and naive, a good leader ''has'' to win them over regardless, and fail fails to do so [[TooDumbToLive at their own peril]].
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