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Penguin UK, Sep 29, 2005 - Drama - 304 pages
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A peerless general is offered the consulship of Rome after his triumph over the city of Corioles. Too proud to respect the will of the people, however, he soon finds himself despised by the mob, and speaks out passionately against popular rule. Driven from the city as a traitor, he allies himself with his old enemies and begins to plot a merciless revenge.

This book includes a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and the Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Coriolanus, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.


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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and mother Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), a collection of sonnets and a variety of other poems.

Paul Prescott has acted and taught Shakespeare in Japan, America and the UK. His publications include articles on theatre history and forthcoming books on Richard III in performance, and Shakespeare and the Director (with Dennis Kennedy).
G R Hibbard taught at the Universities of Nottingham and Waterloo, Canada. Author of the standard biography of Thomas Nashe, he edited, among other plays, Love's Labour's Lost, Hamlet, and Coriolanus.
Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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