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William Shakespeare. Coriolanus, The Arden Shakespeare, Third Series. Ed. Peter Holland. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013 [Book Review]

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posted on 23.05.2017, 00:14 by Christian Griffiths
Despite being a play that is reputed to have been consistently unpopular with audiences and readers alike over the last four centuries, Shakespeare’s Coriolanus has experienced an encouraging resurgence in recent years. First, through Ralph Fiennes’ 2011 critically-acclaimed cinema adaptation; and, more recently, through the hugely successful Donmar Warehouse production, featuring Tom Hiddleston in the title role, which has since been made accessible to international audiences through the engaging
NT Live film of the stage performance. Almost as significant, perhaps, is the release of the Arden Third Series edition of the play, which seems similarly poised to counter the poor reputation the play has gained in both theatrical and literary circles by presenting it as an approachable and compelling
reading experience.

History

Publication date

2014

Issue

27

Pages

136-140

Document type

Book Review