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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* Richard Harrington as Tullus Aufidius and Richard Lynch as Coriolanus
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To Orson Welles's infamous pre-war production of Julius Caesar, where actors wore fascist and Nazi-type uniforms, can be added the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1959 production of Coriolanus, directed by Peter Hall, during which Coriolanus (Laurence Olivier) was strung up by his heels, and his dead body was stabbed by Tullus Aufidius (Anthony Nicholl) ("Coriolanus ...").
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That he is not motivated by patriotism alone is evidenced in his desire to desert his own party and join the enemy camp in order to be able to fight with Tullus Aufidius: "Were half to half the world by th'ears, and he / Upon my party, I'd revolt to make / Only my wars with him.
In his first scene, for example, Martius hints at his exchangeability with Tullus Aufidius, his Volscian alter ego: 'were I anything but what I am, / I would wish me only he' (I.i.230-1).
Bitterly he joins forces with his enemy Tullus Aufidius, a Volscian, against Rome.
Caius Martius, an honorable but haughty patrician, defeats the Volscians under Tullus Aufidius at Corioli and is given the name Coriolanus.
* The shoot involved actors Richard Harrington (Tullus Aufidius) and Richard Lynch (Coriolanus)