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Stratford Festival in Film: Coriolanus

June 18 @ 7:00 pm

$15

Staged at the Stratford Festival and named on many 2018 year-end critics “best of” lists, the Stratford Festival’s “riveting” and “exhilarating” (The New York Times) production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, has been called “the show of the decade… a landmark production for the Stratford Festival.  Maybe for William Shakespeare, too” (The Globe and Mail), and “the greatest contemporary staging of this play that I have ever seen” (Chicago Tribune).

The production is directed by genre-defying theatre artist Robert Lepage and stars André Sills, “a magnetic and imposing actor” (The New York Times), with a stellar cast delivering “performances that send shivers down the spine” (The Globe and Mail). Lepage takes the story of the rise and fall of a legendary general who must face off against the angry Roman mob and infuses it with the energy of Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring.

“By resetting dialogue-heavy scenes as talk radio gabfests, and representing the uninformed mob as anonymous voices on social media, Robert Lepage helps clarify Shakespeare’s portrait of a world, like ours, overwhelmed with insincerity” (The New York Times).  He “wrangles a difficult play into a heart-stopping narrative” (Chicago Tribune), “rendering a clear and cinematic version that’s riveting, invigorating and smart” (The Globe and Mail). “Rarely has Lepage’s reputation as a cinematic theatremaker been more earned” (Toronto Star).

Runtime: 2:50

Details

Date:
June 18
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$15
Event Category:
Website:
https://tickets.rockportmusic.org/5987/5988

Organizer

Rockport Music
Phone:
(978) 546-7391
Email:
info@rockportmusic.org
Website:
rockportmusic.org

Venue

The Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Phone:
9785467391
Website:
rockportmusic.org