coriolanus


V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012
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Film Review

Coriolanus

Ralph Fiennes takes Shakespeare’s most obscure tragedy and adds a lot of firepower

I’m not sure there was ever anything edgy or avant-garde about staging a Shakespeare play in modern day. Even if there was at one time, we can probably agree that’s no longer the case. In fact, setting Macbeth in postapocalyptic Detroit or Romeo and Juliet in whatever era you find stuffed in the community theater’s prop closet is so commonplace now that seeing a Shakespeare play in full 16th century regalia is becoming the rarity.

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