Join us as actors read excerpts and scenes from Coriolanus, in a bare-bones Reader's Theatre forum; exploring the signature lines, major moments, and compelling characterizations of Shakespeare's lesser known works.
November 15, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Corkscrew Wine and Cheese (and Shakespeare!)
3908 Farnam Street
A discussion follows outlining important themes, challenges of production, and conceptual
interpretations. The Reading Series is an opportunity for our audience to hear the rarely-produced works of William Shakespeare, presented by Nebraska Shakespeare actors, and engage in dialogue about the play with the Artistic Director.
No sets. No costumes. No lights. Enjoy a glass of wine and an intimate engagement between the actors, the audience, and the text.
About Coriolanus from Artistic Director, Vincent Carlson-Brown:
"Coriolanus, Roman warrior, returns home after his latest victory over the rebel Volsces. Pride. Duty.
The Senate quickly makes a motion to elect him Consul of Rome, but Coriolanus, uneasy with the accolades, shuns praise and turns away from the noise of the people. Ego? Vanity?
The people of Rome, tired of the temperament of their hero, banish him from the city. Civility. Politics.
Coriolanus turns against the nation for which he bears a dozen scars, and joins with the enemy Volsces in a march to bring war and destruction upon the Romans. Betrayal. Consequence.
The fate of a government, a nation, a people is tied to the impulses of a single man. Revenge. Or Mercy?"