19:00, Tue 27th November – Sat 1st December 2012 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 8
'Wouldst thou have laugh'd had I come coffin'd home, That weep'st to see me triumph?'
Coriolanus, conqueror of the Volsci, returns to Rome a hero, and is soon pressured by his overbearing mother into running for political office. But he has enemies in the Senate, and will soon discover that all his military skill will do little to save him from the court of public opinion.
How does class define our narratives about the world? What comes first: country or family? How can we cling on to our sense of honour in an age of frivolity?
Coriolanus comes to the Corpus Playroom in a bold and daring new production that radically reinterprets one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies.