Tag Archives: Ralph Fiennes
Ian Richardson as Bertram

The Plays We Overlook: All’s Well That Ends Well

Of the three “problem plays,” Troilus and Cressida and Measure for Measure, with their dark cynicism about sex and politics, seem finally to be coming into their own in our darkly cynical time. Not so All’s Well That Ends Well. All’s Well has been called the comic version of Coriolanus; if nothing else, these are […]

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Coriolanus

Year of Shakespeare: Coriolanus

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Coriolanus, Chiten Theatre Company, Dir. Motoi Miura, 21 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Adele Lee, University of Greenwich It might be assumed that a Japanese theatre company performing Coriolanus would […]

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Coriolanus in Conversation

It was a full cinema. Any new Shakespeare film is bound to be an interesting cultural moment. And this one stars Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave (in her first Shakespearian film role). Last evening The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, in partnership with The Stratford Picture House, shared a premiere showing of Coriolanus on the eve of […]

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John Philip Kemble as Coriolanus in the 18th century

Shakespeare’s Iron Ladies

Last night I saw The Iron Lady which confirmed to me that Meryl Streep as Lady Thatcher really is as good as everyone has been saying that she is. As a portrayal it seemed on the whole to be sympathetic, but we are (quite properly) not allowed to forget why Thatcher became unpopular and why […]

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