Caius Marcius is a semi-legendary Roman aristocrat and soldier who lived at the beginning of the Roman Republic; in fact, as a very young man he was in the battles to oust the Tarquin kings to end the Roman Kingdom. This play shows him, in the first act, taking the town of Corioles almost single-handedly, for which he is given the honorary additional name of Coriolanus.
The play opens with the Citizens, the working class, uprising against Caius Marcius, who they believe is chief enemy to the People. Marcius does indeed have great disdain for the Citizens, but he needs their votes to become Consul, a political position of great power that his mother Volumnia believes would be his crowning achievement. Caius Marcius Coriolanus is a man of righteous and inflexible idealswill he be able to play the political game to gain the votes and trust of the Citizens?
His mother, Volumnia, is one of Shakespeare's remarkable women. Her son Caius Marcius took the town of Corioles himself, blanketed in blood, but it is Volumnia alone who saves the city of Rome, without violence but at great cost to herself.
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The Swan Theater (View)
1213 Parkway Drive unit B
Santa Fe, NM 87507
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