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Coriolanus by William Shakespeare


by William Shakespeare

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  ELiz_M | Oct 6, 2018 |
Coriolanus is worth the read, but there's also a reason why you may be unfamiliar with it. Compared to, say, Julius Caesar, it's nothing. But don't let the Bard set the bar too high on himself. ( )
  neverstopreading | Mar 30, 2018 |
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  TLH7718 | Dec 15, 2017 |
Jacobean Shakespeare was very good for getting me to read some plays that I would otherwise not have necessarily picked up first thing. My favourite thing about this was the professor describing a production she saw where Martius/Coriolanus comes out covered in blood after fighting the other army single-handed, saying, "Gosh, I could never be that brave. It's just how I felt reading the last Harry Potter book." SO CUTE. ( )
  likecymbeline | Apr 1, 2017 |
Not hard to see both why Coriolanus is performed so often and why its not as highly regarded as some of Shakespeare's other tragedies, notwithstanding T.S. Eliot's best efforts. The protagonist Coriolanus is a cipher, at turns almost seductively noble and virtuous, but at others seemingly stone-hearted and one-note. ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
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Bliss, LeeEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Braunmuller, A. R.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brooke, C. F. TuckerEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Farjeon, HerbertEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Furness, Horace Howard, JrEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hibbard, George RichardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holland, PeterEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kemball-Cook, B. H.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The story of an Ancient Roman soldier whose political machinations and military might gain him heroic status, but ultimately lead to his assassination.

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The story takes place in Rome shortly after the expulsion of the Tarquin kings. Ordinary citizens are rioting after stores of grain were withheld. The rioters are particularly angry at Gaius Martius, a brilliant Roman general whom they blame. War breaks out with a neighboring Italian tribe, the Volscians, who are led by Martius' great rival, Tullus Aufidius.… (more)

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140714731, 0141016493

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