Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan directs a modern-day version of Shakespeare's epic of democracy and demagoguery for The Public's free outdoor season. More…
From the show:
For the first time since 1979, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents "Coriolanus," the Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Shakespeare In The Park’s Troilus and Cressida) directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.
See it if you’d like to spend a (free!) summer evening in a lovely open-air theater with pretty good sightlines & sometimes wonky acoustics.
Don't see it if you have a strong feeling for the primal power of the simply plotted, sharply delineated original.
See it if you love the story or are a fan of Shakespeare's lesser known works. Kate Burton is fantastic and the cast really gets the language.
Don't see it if you're expecting an emotional journey. This is just war and violence and sometimes a moving speech. Jonathan Cake was not especially good.
See it if If you've never seen the play and want to. Most of the cast was verygood, but I didn't like the two male leads, who dragged out their lines
Don't see it if you have seen a good Coriolanus. I saw Steven Berkoff's very brisk version at the Public, and that was a great Coriolanus. This isn't.
See it if you really like Coriolanus already or are a completionist who wants to add this production to the list of shows you talk about having seen.
Don't see it if this is your first Coriolanus or your first Shakespeare or you love great fight choreography or simmering, subtle relationships on stage.
See it if You don’t want to miss a rarely performed Shakespeare play. You love politics.
Don't see it if You’re willing to accept other people’s opinion about why Coriolanus is rarely performed.
See it if You, like me, are a Shakespeare completionist just waiting to cross Coriolanus off of your list!
Don't see it if You dislike Shakespeare that has larger than life performances. Most of the characters feel more like caricatures here, with some exceptions
See it if You are into bland classic Shakespeare set in a post-apocalyptic future, if you like the play it is worth a see since it’s not done often
Don't see it if You are looking for a refreshing take of this play or anything revolutionary about it or any sort of relevance
See it if you like Shakespeare, interesting and modernized interpretations of old plays, or want to experience outdoor theater.
Don't see it if you're unable to sit for 3 hours in the heat of New York City's summer nights or find the writing of Coriolanus to be uncomfortable.
See it if you are really interested in seeing Coriolanus either as a Shakespeare or theater scholar. The story is told with clarity.
Don't see it if you like stories that move. Or have purpose. Or aren't repetitive.
See it if Well if you are into literature its definitely a treat, you do t have to hang on to every word spoken cz you know what's coming.
Don't see it if Don't expect much, the first half is boring but the second half catches up more