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Coriolanus

By Shakespeare, William

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Book Id: WPLBN0002950056
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Reproduction Date: 2012

Title: Coriolanus  
Author: Shakespeare, William
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Language: English
Subject: Dramatic Works, Play, Tragedy
Collection: Audio Books Collection
Subcollection: Coriolanus
Historic
Publication Date:
1607
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

Description
Shakespeare was passionately interested in the history of Rome, as is evident from plays like Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra. His tragedy Coriolanus was probably written around 1605-07, and dramatizes the rise and fall of a great Roman general, Caius Martius (later surnamed Coriolanus because of his military victory at Corioli). This play is unusual in that it provides a strong voice for the ordinary citizens of Rome, who begin the play rioting about the high price of food, and who continually clash with Coriolanus because of his contempt for plebians. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

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