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Coriolanus

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2002 touring production of Coriolanus. Directed by David Farr with Greg Hicks as Coriolanus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2002
Duration
180 (including 20 min interval)

Credits

Director
David Farr
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Keith Clouston
Production Design
Ti Green
Cast
Greg HicksCaius Martius Coriolanus
Alison FiskeVolumnia
Chuk IwujiTullus Aufidius
Richard CorderyMenenius Agrippa
David KillickCominius
Adam KayServingman
Ciaran McIntyreSenator (2) (Senator)
Claire CarrieValeria
Hannah YoungVirgilia
James O’DonnellServingman
John RomerSenator (1) (Senator)
Karl MorganServingman
Karl MorganLieutenant
Kate BestGentlewoman
Kieron JecchinisTitus Lartius
Kieron JecchinisWatchman
Lindsey FawcettCitizen (1) (Citizen)
Michael GardinerSenator (1) (Senator)
Richard CopestakeWatchman
Simon CoatesJunius Brutus
Tom MannionSicinius Velutus

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Coriolanus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Greg Hicks is said to have based his portrayal of Coriolanus on the Manchester United football player, Roy Keane.
General
Citizens played by Kate Best, Claire Carrie, Richard Copestake, Michael Gardiner, Adam Kay, Cieran McIntyre, Karl Morgan, James O’Donnell, Patrick Romer and Lucy Tregear.
History
First performance 14 November 2002. The production also played at the Old Vic Theatre, London 6 June-23 August 2003 and at other UK and US venues.
Reviews
An interview with David Farr about his concept for the production can be read by visiting http://www.umich.edu/pres/rsc/plays/coriolanus/interview.html. Farr chose as his inspiration the Japanese samurai.

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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