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  • It is not Coriolanus; the author has no spite at all against him -- he is partial to him, rather; it is not _Coriolanus_ but the instincts that are on trial here, and the man -- the so-called

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  • Tragedy of Coriolanus is about the Roman general Caius Martius who despite being arrogant and relatively unpopular in Rome wins a series of military victories against the Volscians which leads to him being given the title Coriolanus and proposed as consul.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • The warrior Coriolanus is perhaps the most opaque of Shakespeare's tragic heroes, rarely pausing to soliloquize or reveal the motives behind his prideful isolation from Roman society.

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  • Coriolanus is a tragedy about the Roman leader Gaius Martius Coriolanus (Fiennes), a brilliant general who faced a schism between the support of the Senate and the will of the plebians.

    First Look: Ralph Fiennes’ Modern Take on Shakespeare’s Coriolanus | /Film

  • That line from Coriolanus is just brilliant – exactly what I was trying to say!

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  • But as a character in Coriolanus suggests, there may be another unpleasant fate in store:

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  • Coriolanus is not a very likeable hero, and unlike some of Shakespeare's other problematic heroes, there's not a lot of mystery or suspense about his actions.

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  • The warrior Coriolanus is perhaps the most opaque of Shakespeare's tragic heroes, rarely pausing to soliloquize or reveal the motives behind his prideful isolation from Roman society.

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  • Lets face it, Coriolanus is a general, a warrior who led troops into battle and when his troops ran away he stayed and fought and won.

    Ashland

  • Not as much as in Coriolanus, but given the drama of the piece, a red splotch on a white stage stands out.

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