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Burton's Coriolanus
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1909  Friday, 5 November 1999.

From:           H. R. Greenberg <
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Date:           Thursday, 4 Nov 1999 19:40:01 EST
Subject:        Burton's Coriolanus

I have been listening and relistening to a recording of Coriolanus for
BBC, I think, featuring Richard Burton and an excellent cast. What an
apt, amazing Coriolanus Burton was-his haughtiness, his flaming temper,
his rise to sarcastic and ultimatley self destructive fury..."Boy?
BOY?!??!?!"  Did anyone in the group every see him play the part, and
would it possibly be on film or tape anywhere? What a tragedy,
potentially the greatest Shakespearean actor of his or many another day,
down into the Hollywood dust. I saw him play the lead in BECKET, and it
was memorable.  Best. HR Greenberg MD endit
 

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