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Coriolanus

Shakespeare's penetrating portrayal of political turmoil in a society at war with itself

Shakespeare's penetrating portrayal of political turmoil in a society at war with itself. Coriolanus, a great martial hero, is banished by those he despises, the common people of Rome. Disaster must surely follow.

Coriolanus . . . Trystan Gravelle
Volumnia . . . Diana Rigg
Menenius . . . James Fleet
Cominius . . . Paul Hilton
Sicinius . . . Tony Turner
Brutus . . . Joel MacCormack
Lartius . . . David Hounslow
Aufidius . . . Ray Fearon
Virgilia . . . Clare Corbett
Valeria . . . Susan Jameson
Gentlewoman . . . Franchi Webb
with
Michael Bertenshaw, Kenny Blyth, Joseph Ayre and Christopher Harper

Introduction by Natalie Haynes

Directed by Marc Beeby

This was originally aired on BBC Radio 3

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2 hours, 30 minutes

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