Coriolanus

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Signet Classic, 2002 - Drama - 292 pages
The Signet Classics edition of Shakespeare's powerful tragedy of divided politics.

One of the Bard's final tragedies, this is the story of an Ancient Roman soldier whose political machinations and military might gain him heroic status, but ultimately lead to his assassination.

This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:

* An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
* A special introduction to the play by the editor, Reuben Brower
* Selections from Plutarch's Lives of Noble Grecians and Romans, the source from which Shakespeare derived Coriolanus
* Dramatic criticism from A. C. Bradley, Wyndham Lewis, D. A. Traversi, and others
* A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
* Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
* And more...

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a poet, playwright, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers in the history of the English language. Often referred to as the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare's vast body of work includes comedic, tragic, and historical plays; poems; and 154 sonnets. His dramatic works have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

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