Articles Tagged 'Coriolanus'

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston is the Best Actor in London Theater

…according to the London Evening Standard theatre awards, at least. Last night, Tom Hiddleston was the grateful recipient of the best actor trophy at the 60th London Evening Standard theatre awards, for his performance in the title role in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse last year. You may have seen it as part of […]

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10 Things to Look Forward to in 2014

2013 was a pretty good year to be interested in British culture, was it not? Doctor Who fans in particular had more than enough to keep them occupied, with some enormously high profile entrances and exits, a 50th anniversary special and a dramatization of the show’s earliest days to boot. And David Bowie came back […]

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WATCH: Tom Hiddleston Discusses ‘Coriolanus’ Live-Screening

Tom Hiddleston has released a trailer for his forthcoming performance in the title role of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, at the Donmar Warehouse in London, starting in December. The production is directed by Josie Rourke, and will be broadcast around the world on January 30 as part of the ongoing National Theatre Live project, where stage plays […]

Ralph Fiennes Follows Tradition of Updating Shakespeare in ‘Coriolanus’

To update or not to update, that is the question when attempting to modernize Shakespeare. Whether ‘tis nobler merely to put characters into modern dress, thereby making them feel contemporary, or actually to have them spouting the jargon and slang of today to drive home the point that this isn’t your father’s Shakespeare. Director Ralph Fiennes, with […]

WATCH: Ralph Fiennes Plays Voldemor…Sorry, ‘Coriolanus’

I dunno if it’s the cropped hair, the tattoos, or the bit where Brian Cox says “Coriolanus has grown from man to dragon,” but there is definitely something of the Voldemort to this new adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, starring Ralph Fiennes. A much-feared figure goes off to raise an army in order to do attack […]