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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Title Coriolanus / edited by Lee Bliss.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition Updated edition.

Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Series New Cambridge Shakespeare
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Works. 1984. Cambridge University Press.
Subject Coriolanus, Cnaeus Marcius. -- Drama.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Coriolanus.
Generals -- Drama.
Rome -- Drama.
Alt Name Bliss, Lee, 1943-
Description xiii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Edition Updated edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "This generously annotated updated edition of Coriolanus provides a thorough reconsideration of Shakespeare's remarkable, and probably his last, tragedy. A substantial introduction situates the play within its contemporary social and political contexts - dearth, riots, the struggle over authority between James I and his first parliament, the travails of Essex and Ralegh - and pays particular attention to Shakespeare's shaping of his primary source in Plutarch's Lives. It presents a fresh account of how the protagonist's personal tragedy evolves within Shakespeare's most searching exploration of the political life of a community. The edition is alert throughout to the play's theatrical potential, while the stage history also attends to the politics of performance from the 1680s onwards, including European productions following the Second World War. A new introductory section by Bridget Escolme covers recent productions of Coriolanus, and criticism of the last ten years, with particular focus on gender and the play's politics"--Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780521429603 (hbk.)
0521429609 (hbk.)
9780521728744 (pbk.)
0521728746 (pbk.)
OCLC # 463307674
Table of Contents
 List of illustrations 
 Date, theatre, chronology1
 Contemporary contexts17
 Dearth, riots, rebellions17
 Politics and the franchise27
 Essex and Raleigh33
 The Play40
 Coriolanus on Shakespeare's stage63
 Stage history67
 Recent stage and critical interpretations / Bridget Escolme98
 The people and the city: the politics of Coriolanus99
 Gender, sexuality, identity101
 A theatre of shame102
 The play in performance and performance criticism: anti-theatricality, stage presence and charisma103
 Spatial and sartorial politics in the early and post-modern theatre109
 Note on the text112
 List of characters116
 The Play118
 Textual analysis289
 Reading list314

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