Coriolanus


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Coriolanus

(Gnaeus Marcius Coriolanus) (kôr'ēəlā`nəs), Roman patrician. He is said to have derived his name from the capture of the Volscian city Corioli. According to legend he was expelled from Rome because he demanded the abolition of the people's tribunate in return for distributing state grain to the starving plebeians. He joined the Volscians and led (491? B.C.) them in an attack on Rome. Only the tears of his wife and his mother caused him to spare the city. The angry and frustrated Volscians put him to death. Plutarch tells the story, and Shakespeare's Coriolanus is based on Plutarch.

Coriolanus

class-conscious and contemptuous leader. [Br. Lit.: Coriolanus]

Coriolanus

stiff-necked Roman aristocrat; contemptuous of the common people. [Br. Lit.: Coriolanus]

Coriolanus

Gaius Marcius . 5th century bc, a legendary Roman general, who allegedly led an army against Rome but was dissuaded from conquering it by his mother and wife
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Readings by Coppelia Kahn, Cynthia Marshall, and Claudia Corti have continued to describe Coriolanus in similar psychosexual terms: see Kahn, Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds and Women (New York: Routledge, 1997), 144-59; Marshall, "Wound-man: Coriolanus, gender, and the theatrical construction of inferiority," in Valerie Traub et ah, eds.
By political plays I'll confine myself to the Roman plays - Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Anthony and Cleopatra.
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Best Supporting Actor in a Play - Mark Gatiss, Coriolanus
Not that the nominees are all strangers to Hollywood - Jude Law and Tom Hiddleston are both in contention for Best Act| for their performances in Henry V and Coriolanus respectively, while Dame Judi Dench is | for Best Actre| for her role in Peter And Alice.
Not that the nominees are all strangers to Hollywood - Jude Law and Tom Hiddleston are both in contention for Best Actor for their performances in Henry V and Coriolanus respectively, while Dame Judi Dench is up for Best Actress for her role in Peter And Alice.
Not that the nominees are all strangers to Hollywood - - Jude Law and Tom Hiddleston are both in contention for Best Actor for their performances in Henry V and Coriolanus respectively, while Judi Dench is up for Best Actress for her role in Peter and Alice.
The precision of his writing, the complexity of his characters demands every fibre of my body" Actor Tom Hiddleston who plays the title role in a new production of Coriolanus.
While these dates immediately resonate for their political overtones, Sachs reminds us that they have important cultural ramifications as well: 1789 was the year that John Philip Kemble debuted his production of Coriolanus with himself in what quickly became his signature role, and in 1832 Thomas de Quincey published the first of his important essays on the Caesars in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.
Ralph Fiennes' film adaptation of Coriolanus, now out on DVD, marries Shakespeare's dialogue to a 21st-century setting to retell the story of the Roman general Caius Marcius, nicknamed Coriolanus for his valor during a siege of the city of Corioli.
The hero, Gaius Marcius, later surnamed Coriolanus, is the consummate warrior but cannot make the transition from martial to political leader.
Caius Martius (Fiennes) is a general in the army of the Roman Republic, whose notable successes in battle win him the honorific title Coriolanus, and sway the senate to appoint him consul -- an executive office that eventually mutated into that of emperor, putting an end to Rome's republic.