Coriolanus

Coriolanus

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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Shakespeare's last tragedy explores the career and death of a brilliant and arrogant Roman general. This is an ambitious and intriguing story of heroism.

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Shakespeare's last tragedy explores the career and death of a brilliant and arrogant Roman general. This is an ambitious and intriguing story of heroism.

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Joshua Rothkopf
“FIVE STARS. Ralph Fiennes has done something truly mighty with his first turn behind the camera. A pounding, modern take on Shakespeare’s most chestthumpingly bellicose tragedy…by ace adapter John Logan. Ralph Fiennes rages into battle like an ambulatory Marlon Brando from Apocalypse Now.”
New York Magazine
"Sensational and gripping! Vanessa Redgrave is one of the world’s greatest actresses, and director-star Ralph Fiennes and writer John Logan tell a damn good story!"
New York magazine
“Sensational and gripping! Vanessa Redgrave is one of the world’s greatest actresses, and director-star Ralph Fiennes and writer John Logan tell a damn good story!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472576798
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/06/2014
Series:
Modern Plays
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
940 KB

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ACT I. Scene I. [Rome. A street.]

Enter a company of mutinous Citizens, with staves, clubs, and other weapons.

1. Citizen Before we proceed any further, hear me speak.

All. Speak, speak!

1. Citizen You are all resolv’d rather to die than to famish?

All. Resolv’d, resolv’d!

1. Citizen First, you know Caius Martius is chief enemy to the people. 5

All. We know’t, we know’t!

1. Citizen Let us kill him, and we’ll have corn at our own price. Is’t a verdict?

All. No more talking on’t! Let it be done! Away, away!

2. Citizen One word, good citizens. 9

1. Citizen We are accounted poor citizens, the patricians good. What authority surfeits on would relieve us. If they would yield us but the superfluity while it were wholesome, we might guess they relieved us humanely; but they think we are too dear. The leanness that afflicts us, the object of our misery, is as an inventory to particularize their abundance; our sufferance is a gain to them. Let us revenge this with our pikes ere we become rakes; for the gods know I speak this in hunger for bread, not in thirst for revenge.

2. Citizen Would you proceed especially against Caius Martius? 15

1. Citizen Against him first. He’s a very dog to the commonalty.

2. Citizen Consider you what services he has done for his country?

1. Citizen Very well, and could be content to give him good report for’t but that he pays himself with being proud.

2. Citizen Nay, but speak not maliciously. 20

1. Citizen I say unto you, what he hath done famously, he did it to that end. Though soft-conscienc’d men can be content to say it was for his country, he did it to please his mother and to be partly proud, which he is, even to the altitude of his virtue.

2. Citizen What he cannot help in his nature, you account a vice in him. You must in no way say he is covetous.

1. Citizen If I must not, I need not be barren of accusations. He hath faults (with surplus) to tire in repetition. 25

Shouts within.

What shouts are these? The other side o’ th’ city is risen. Why stay we prating here? To th’ Capitol!

All. Come, come!

1. Citizen Soft! who comes here?

What People are saying about this

Joshua Rothkopf
“FIVE STARS. Ralph Fiennes has done something truly mighty with his first turn behind the camera. A pounding, modern take on Shakespeare’s most chestthumpingly bellicose tragedy…by ace adapter John Logan. Ralph Fiennes rages into battle like an ambulatory Marlon Brando from Apocalypse Now.”

Meet the Author

Paavo Emil Cajander (24. joulukuuta 1846 Hämeenlinna - 14. kesäkuuta 1913 Helsinki) oli suomalainen runoilija ja kaikkien aikojen työteliäin suomentaja.
Cajander oli Helsingin yliopiston suomen kielen lehtori 1890-1912. Hänet tunnetaan etenkin William Shakespearen näytelmien ensimmäisenä suomentajana. Suomennokset ovat säilyttäneet asemansa uudempien suomennosten rinnalla. Myös J. L. Runebergin Vänrikki Stoolin tarinat tunnetaan parhaiten Cajanderin vuoden 1889 suomennoksena. Suomen kansallislauluna tunnettu Maamme on usein laitettu Cajanderin nimiin, mutta se periytyy kuitenkin Julius Krohnin vuoden 1867 käännöksestä.

Merkittävän työn Cajander teki myös Zacharias Topeliuksen Maamme kirjan suomennostyössä. Hän muokkasi perusteellisesti Johan Bäckwallin suomennosta vuoden 1878 toisesta painoksesta lähtien lukuisissa uusissa painoksissa vuosisadan vaihteeseen asti.
Cajanderin oma tuotanto runoilijana oli niukka ja on pääosin jäänyt unohduksiin. Hänen runojaan ilmestyi Valikoima runoelmia -nimisenä kokoelmana 1898.

William Shakespeare (kastettu 26. huhtikuuta 1564 Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire - 3. toukokuuta (J: 23. huhtikuuta) 1616 Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire) oli englantilainen näytelmäkirjailija ja runoilija. Hänen katsotaan olevan historian merkittävimpiä kirjailijoita ja aikansa etevimpiä englannin kielen taitajia. Shakespeare kirjoitti useita näytelmiä, niin tragedioita kuin komedioitakin, sonetteja ja runoja. Shakespeare kirjoitti teoksensa vuosina 1585-1613, mutta näytelmien kirjoitusjärjestystä ei tiedetä varmasti.

Stratford-upon-Avonin Pyhän kolminaisuuden kirkon kirjoista löytyy 26. huhtikuuta 1564 latinankielinen kastemerkintä Guilelmus filius Johannes Shakespere eli William, John Shakespearen poika. Kasteen ajankohdan mukaan on syntymäpäiväksi yleisesti arveltu 23. huhtikuuta. Arvio perustunee etupäässä siihen, että kyseinen päivä on Pyhän Yrjön päivä, joka 1800-luvulla katsottiin Englannin kansallisrunoilijalle sopivaksi syntymäpäiväksi. Shakespeare saattoi syntyä myös 21. tai 22. päivänä.

William oli John Shakespearen ja Mary Ardenin kahdeksasta lapsesta kolmas. Hänellä oli neljä siskoa ja kolme veljeä. William oli lapsista ensimmäinen joka selviytyi yli lapsuusiän, vaikka pian Williamin synnyttyä Stratfordiin saapui ruttoepidemia, joka vei joka seitsemännen asukkaan kaupungissa.

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