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Coriolanus

Synopsis
A video recording by the Theatre for Film on Tape (TOFT) of the New York Shakespeare Festival 1979 stage production with a black and Hispanic cast. Directed by Michael Langham, Morgan Freeman plays the title role.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1979
Recording date
31 Mar 1979
Duration
162 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Langham
Producer
Joseph Papp
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stanley Silverman
Production Design
Paul Eads; Wilford Leach
Costume
Patricia McCourty
Cast
Morgan FreemanCaius Martius Coriolanus
Gloria FosterVolumnia
Robert ChristianTullus Aufidius
Maurice WoodsMenenius Agrippa
Earle HymanCominius
C.C.H. PounderValeria
Clebert FordSicinius Velutus
Frank AduJunius Brutus
Jaime SanchezTitus Lartius
Michele ShayVirgilia
Peter Jay FernandezOfficer

Additional Details

Theatre
Anspacher Theatre, New York, NY
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Coriolanus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting; Black actors; New York Shakespeare Festival

Notes

Reviews
Richard Eder ‘Stage: Coriolanus’, New York Times (29 June 1979, C3). Eleanor Blau ‘Papp Starts Repertory Troupe’ New York Times (21 April 1979) reports on Papp’s plans to establish a troupe of black and Hispanic actors.

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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