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Fiennes "Coriolanus"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0050   Wednesday, 23 February 2011

From:         Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:         Wednesday, February 23, 2011      
Subject:      Fiennes "Coriolanus"

I learned from Mike Jenson of Ralph Fiennes' modernization of Coriolanus:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110214/ap_on_en_mo/eu_berlin_film_festival

Fiennes Modernizes Shakespeare's "Coriolanus"
By GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press

BERLIN - For his debut as a director, Ralph Fiennes has pulled the Shakespearean tragedy "Coriolanus" 
into the present-day world of 24-hour news coverage of riots and politics.

Fiennes takes the lead as a great but proud and flawed Roman general in the movie, which had its premiere 
Monday at the Berlin film festival.

He stars alongside Vanessa Redgrave, who plays his iron-willed mother, Volumnia and Gerard Butler, cast 
as Coriolanus' sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius.

Fiennes said he had thought about making a film of "Coriolanus" -- a tale of heroism, political 
manipulation, unrest and revenge -- since appearing in the play on stage a decade ago. He gave some 
thought to setting the movie in ancient Rome or in the 19th century.

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