May 2023: One Fell Swoop: Reading All of Shakespeare’s Plays - Coriolanus

Monday, May 22, 2023, 12:00-1:30 pm EDT


Pre-registration is required, and we ask you to register only if you can be present for the FULL session. All readings are available online. Participants who successfully complete ALL sessions will be eligible to receive an Amazon e-gift certificate.


Coriolanus is a famously thorny play. How do you manage a drama about a main character who insists on his right to refuse to engage in the kind of dramatic performance necessary to succeed in Roman politics…and on the Elizabethan stage? We will try to understand Coriolanus’s not-so-quiet quitting of the Roman political scene, the pressures and responsibilities brought to bear by his family, and the matter of his shifting alliances.

Readings: Corionlanus