Coriolanus - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
"Like to a lonely dragon that his fen
Makes fear’d and talk’d of more than seen, your son,
Will exceed the common, or be caught
With cautelous baits and practice."
Starring Alan Howard, Joss Ackland, Irene Worth and Heather Canning...
Caius Martius, renamed Coriolanus after his victorious attack on the city of Corioli, returns to Rome to become its joint head of state. A warrior and not a politician, Coriolanus finds his pride and arrogance turning the citizens against him. As he seeks to wreak his anger on the city, it is left to his mother, Volumnia, to prevent a bloody battle.
Coriolanus is a compelling study of family, loyalty, war and politics. Of this production the Daily Telegraph wrote: "The silver-haired and silver tongued commands of Irene Worth’s Volumnia, the sinewy Aufidius of Mike Gwilym and the bluff Menenius of Joss Ackland all helped worthily to reflect back the towering emotion of Mr Howard’s Coriolanus."
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors. The full listing of plays are shown below.
We have all the other DVDs available in this series which is part of William Shakespeare - A Complete Collection a BBC production of Shakespeare plays from 1978-1985 starring a list of some of our best loved actors and actresses such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Felicity Kendall, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, the list goes on and on...
PLEASE NOTE : This is the official and original Full Size DVD case version produced for the UK market - NEW and SEALED
- Certificate Parental Guidance (General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children)