Shakespeare: Coriolanus

From the Little Theatre website: National Theater live presents the searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. When an old adversary threatens the city of Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender Coriolanus. But he has enemies too. Famine threaten the city , the citizens hunger swells to an appetite for change and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and The Voice of angry people.

Admission is $18 for members of the Little Theater. Admission for non-members is $20.

Larry will be your host and will provide details regarding meeting before or after this event. Thank you Larry for suggesting this event.

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  • Larry O.

    My first exposure to Corialanus was the film version with Ralph Fiennes. Since film can create a broader visual interpretation of the world by relying on visual and audio stimuli (e.g. portraying the grittiness of brutal, hand-to-hand combat), the power of the language can be swallowed up by the sensory overload.
    On the other hand, the theater experience must bring the viewer along by connecting a minimalist sensory experience with the power of the words in helping the audience visualize the scene.
    I think most of would agree that the imagination, when properly inspired with creative writing, is a much more personal and intimate experience. When it works, it can work well.

    February 17, 2014

  • Kirk H.

    Coriolanus was wonderful and it's a pleasure to see live productions made available to so many around the world. The Met opera has been doing this for a while. I hope other organizations will also. I was moved by 2 themes in the play. The first was the desire for poor people to be treated well and to live full lives. The second was the interplay of arrogance and humanity in Coriolanus. I couldn't find anyone afterwards. Was there a post-movie meetup?

    1 · February 16, 2014

    • Larry O.

      Not this time. For future reference we usually meet beforehand in the lobby for introductions and to finalize post-movie plans,.

      February 17, 2014

  • Sally

    Absolutely wonderful production. Glad to see a full house! I haven't seen any of Tom Hiddleton's popular stuff, but I'm impressed by his performance here and in PBS Shakespeare "The Hollow Crown" as Henry IV.

    February 16, 2014

  • Larry O.

    I met one person ( Sally ) and we, of course, thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Sorry I missed others there. I was in the lobby until 10 til. The room filled up fast.

    February 16, 2014

  • Larry O.

    Planning on staying at the Little.

    February 16, 2014

  • Caroline

    ....have decided to stay home tomorrow.

    February 15, 2014

  • Kirk H.

    What happens after the play, Larry? Are we going anywhere or staying at the Little, and if the latter, in the café?

    February 15, 2014

  • Larry O.

    Hi, folks. I told Caroline that I would host this event.

    You've already got the details above. Let me just say that I saw the movie version with Ralph Fiennes two years ago, and it was fantastic, IMHO. Granted that they can do things in movies that they can't do in live theater, but even given that, Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus' is a rich study in the human psyche and the quest/quench for power.

    I will buy the coffee for anyone who attends and is disappointed. (Not your pastry tho' ... that's on you.)

    When we get closer, we'll figure something out on where to go afterwards, altho' even on that, I am inclined to just stay at the Little.

    Larry

    February 6, 2014

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