Theater: Class War

CORIOLANUS by William Shakespeare

The British lion may be muted, but Shakespeare still roars. His voice thunders and echoes through the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Coriolanus at London's Aldwych Theater. The play takes place on two fronts, the field of battle and the jugular terrain of class war.

Caius Marcius (Alan Howard) has won the added name of Coriolanus by defeating the Volscians at Corioli. He is a Roman of boundless valor and steely pride. The patricians put him up for consul of Rome and the plebeians grudgingly accede, though Coriolanus refuses to do...

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