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Coriolanus

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Terry Hand’s 1977 production of Coriolanus for the RSC with Alan Howard in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
20 Jul 1978

Credits

Director
Terry Hands
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Ian Kellam
Cast
Alan HowardCaius Martius Coriolanus
Maxine AudleyVolumnia
Julian GloverTullus Aufidius
Graham CrowdenMenenius Agrippa
Jeffery DenchCominius
Adam RhodesYoung Martius
Arthur Whybrow3rd Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Barrie Rutter1st Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Bernard BrownTitus Lartius
Bille Brown2nd Volscian citizen (Citizen (Volscian))
Charles DanceVolscian lieutenant (Lieutenant)
David Hobbs1st Volscian citizen (Citizen (Volscian))
David Shaw-Parker5th Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Desmond Stokes1st Volscian senator (Senator (Volscian))
Iain Mitchell7th Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Jamie GloverYoung Martius
Jill BakerVirgilia
John BurgessSicinius Velutus
Matthew Guinness6th Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Michael Bertenshaw3rd Volscian citizen (Citizen (Volscian))
Oliver Ford DaviesJunius Brutus
Pat ConnellAediles
Paul ImbuschNicanor
Philip Dunbar2nd Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Richard Derrington4th Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Stephen Jenn2nd Volscian senator (Senator (Volscian))
Yvonne CouletteValeria

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Plays
Coriolanus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
`Terry Hands’ production of Coriolanus at Stratford is staggeringly good. Played on a dark, cavernous stage over which two huge ribbed doors swing on hinges, it combines the imagistic power of Continental theatre with a very English respect for actors’. Michael Billington. The Guardian (21 October 1977).

`Doubting beautifully, never nobler than when uncertain, Howard proves Shakespeare the most modern playwright we have’. Alix Coleman.
TV Times, 28.1.1978.

`The production by Terry Hands is as untendentious as it is magnificent; this is the strongest, clearest and most consistent Shakespeare I have seen anywhere for years’. Bernard Levin. Sunday Times, 23.10.77

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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