Shakespeare - Coriolanus (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1274D

Shakespeare - Coriolanus (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1274D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 2nd November 2018

Contents

Artists

Sope Dirisu
James Corrigan
Paul Jesson
Haydn Gwynne
Charles Aitken
Ben Hall
Martina Laird
Hannah Morrish
Katherine Toy
Royal Shakespeare Company

Works

Shakespeare, William

Coriolanus

Artists

Sope Dirisu
James Corrigan
Paul Jesson
Haydn Gwynne
Charles Aitken
Ben Hall
Martina Laird
Hannah Morrish
Katherine Toy
Royal Shakespeare Company

About

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

This is one of Shakespeare’s most overtly political plays, the modern dress setting for Angus Jackson’s production emphasises the contemporary relevance of the themes explored in Coriolanus. This release completes the RSC’s tetralogy of Shakespeare’s Roman plays Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus and Antony and Cleopatra, all released by Opus Arte.

‘As the culmination of an ambitious, thoughtfully realised season of some of Shakespeare’s less popular works, it
solidly earns its place in the RSC’s Roman canon.’
 – Whatsonstage

‘It’s a production that’s built around artful clashes of violence and elegance.’ – Time Out

Coriolanus is an illuminating study of extremes and intransigence on both sides of the political divide. It’s a hefty,
occasionally unwieldy, beast of a play, but Angus Jackson’s modern-dress production steers a clear line through,
pinpointing key moments.’
 – The Evening Standard

Extra feature: An interview with Sope Dirisu; Director’s Commentary

Cast:
- Coriolanus: Sope Dirisu
- Aufidius: James Corrigan
- Menenius: Paul Jesson
- Volumnia: Haydn Gwynne
- Cominius: Charles Aitken
- Titus Lartius: Ben Hall
- Junius Brutus: Martina Laird
- Virgilia: Hannah Morrish
- Valeria: Katherine Toy

Stage director: Angus Jackson

Subtitles: EN
Running time: 170 minutes
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0; Dolby Digital 5.1

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