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Coriolanus

Synopsis
Video recording of the Chiten company’s staging of Coriolanus for the Globe to Globe season. Directed by Motoi Miura with Dai Ishida in the title role. All other roles were performed by a chorus of four. Performed in Japanese.
Language
Japanese
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
May 2012

Credits

Director
Motoi Miura
Cast
Dai IshidaCaius Martius Coriolanus
Saki Kohno 
Satoka Abe 
Shie Kubota 
Yohei Kobayashi 

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Theatre company
Chiten
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Coriolanus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works; Globe to Globe season; World Shakespeare Festival 2012

Notes

History
The production was staged 21 & 22 May 2012
Reviews
Chris Michael (The Guardian, 25 May 2012). Michael writes "... If so, it’s a damning indictment of political arrogance that comes couched as absurdist theatre. The battles, such as they are, become stylised tableaux that, frankly, could be anything: lovers courting, geese fighting, a bunch of fat snowmen melting in the spring. There is no psychological realism here, and little trust in the essential drama: Dai Ishida as Coriolanus swings between angry and silly so often that it’s hard to care what happens to him, though he gives a remarkably commanding performance considering he spends most of the first half with a basket over his head".

Archive

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
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Email
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Fax
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Address
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Bankside
London
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