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RSC: The Roman Plays

Here is Angus Jackson of the RSC talking about the exciting 2017 season.  They are grouping the Roman plays together.  I agree with his reasons for doing this and they are the same reasons I have for making the groupings I use in my short courses: just putting the plays together brings out connections; you do not need a teacher to bring them out for you; you can start to think about broader arguments and what it all might mean.


Shakespeare Piece of the Day: Coriolanus (9/4/16)


ACT I, SCENE I. Rome. A street.

Enter a company of mutinous Citizens, with staves, clubs, and other weapons

First Citizen
Before we proceed any further, hear me speak.
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What Are We to Make of Shakespeare’s Use of Bodies in Titus Andronicus and Coriolanus?

For my first post, I thought I would share an essay that I wrote while attending UCSC.  I won two prizes for this piece, and it is an example of some of my best work. 3,139 more words


Episode 63 - Aediles, Fetiales, and Coriolanus

The Doctors pursue the different elements coming to the fore in the 490s BCE by looking at a little more detail at the development of the position of aedile, and the significance of the fetiale priests in matters relating to war, peace, and oaths. 38 more words


Coriolanus: the People's Enemy

Here is a video clip showing Ralph Fiennes as Coriolanus.  He has been tricked to showing his fatal flaw- his arrogant pride- before the people.  He banishes himself: 262 more words



“We had rather be the oppressor than the oppressed.”—William Hazlitt

A pot of boiling water will only boil for so long until it spills over. People only withstand being abused for so long until they take a stand. 441 more words


'Coriolanus' receives fine production at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ

If you are working your way through the Shakespeare canon via  performances — and who isn’t — “Coriolanus” at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey… 385 more words

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