Coriolanus - 1984 - DVD


The turmoil of war and political conflict sound the theme for the last of Shakespeare's tragedies. In this tragedy, Shakespeare studies the character of a soldier. Surrounded by war and political conflict, Coriolanus is a rock of strength, but a rock which nearly wrecks the ship of state.

About BBC Shakespeare: In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors.

Alan Howard as Caius Marcius (Coriolanus)
Joss Ackland as Menenius
Irene Worth as Volumnia
Mike Gwilym as Aufidius
Heather Canning as Valeria

Director: Elijah Moshinsky

Format: DVD
Year: 1984
Genre: Drama, History
Run Time: 2hr 25min
Rating: N/A

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