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Episode 65 - Coriolanus: Trial Imminent!

Doctors G and R return with a brand new episode from the realms of the ancient past! As the suspense develops in Coriolanus’ career, how are the relationships between the patricians and plebeians working out? 73 more words


“Bring in The Crows to Peck the Eagles:” Rewriting the Politics of "Coriolanus"

Compared to a number of Shakespeare’s other tragedies, Coriolanus does not frequently enter into the popular consciousness.  While T.S. Eliot may have called it Shakespeare’s “[m]ost assured artistic success,” the play has not historically been viewed as one of Shakespeare’s great tragedies.   1,260 more words

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Episode 64 - Coriolanus, Ultimate Patrician

Dr G has returned from Italy and to Dr R and that means, dear Listeners, that the history of Rome from the founding of the city is back on! 72 more words


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