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Literary Criticism Shakespeare


series edited by Jim Bulman & Carol Chillington Rutter

by (author) Robert Ormsby

Manchester University Press
Initial publish date
May 2019
Shakespeare, History & Criticism
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2019
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2014
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This book is a study of twenty stage productions, adaptations and screen versions of Shakespeare’s final Roman play. It makes available for the first time sustained discussions of major productions of the play in four languages and five countries, and explores how Shakespeare’s most political drama has been shaped to circumstances radically different from its original early modern staging.

The book offers in-depth analyses of Coriolanus productions covering the post-war era to the twenty-first century, combining close readings of documents and historical contextualisation to productions by the BBC, the Berliner Ensemble, The Katona József Theatre in communist Hungary, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Britain’s National Theatre, The New York Shakespeare Festival, Robert Lepage, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Ralph Fiennes’ major motion picture.

About the authors

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Robert Ormsby is Assistant Professor of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Carol Chillington Rutter is Professor of English at the University of Warwick

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