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Coriolanus

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Peter Hall’s production of Coriolanus for the National Theatre with Ian McKellen in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
1 Apr 1985

Credits

Director
Peter Hall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Harrison Birtwistle
Cast
Ian McKellenCaius Martius Coriolanus
Irene WorthVolumnia
Greg HicksTullus Aufidius
Frederick TrevesMenenius Agrippa
John SavidentCominius
Andrew RigbyYoung Martius
Basil HensonTitus Lartius
David RyallSicinius Velutus
James HayesJunius Brutus
Judith ParisValeria
Peter DineenAediles
Todd WellingYoung Martius
Wendy MorganVirgilia

Additional Details

Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Other
Plays
Coriolanus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
View from the Stage, A

Notes

General
McKellen has said that he based his interpretation of Coriolanus on the tennis player John McEnroe,
History
The production opened 12 January 1984
Awards
Ian McKellen won the Evening Standard Best Actor Award for his performance.
Reviews
For an account of McKellen’s thoughts on this production (recounted in 2003), and his working relationship with Peter Hall, visit http://www.mckellen.com/stage/coriolanus/index.html (accessed 1/2008).

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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