|Win Tickets to Coriolanus at the Globe Theatre|
|Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:10|
Shakespeare classic Coriolanus is given a unique interpretation by Kyoto-based theatre company Chiten this May, at the world-famous Globe Theatre in London as part of the run-up to the Olympic Games. Find out more about the play and win tickets here.
As London gears up for the Olympic Games this summer, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is planning its very own marathon--all thirty-seven Shakespeare plays, each performed by a different theatre company in a different language. The six-week programme with include two performances of Corliolanus by the Chiten theatre company, based in Kyoto.
Chiten's performance of Coriolanus will be the first ever Japanese language performance at the Globe, and is directed by one of Japan’s most imaginative artists, Motoi Miura. Chiten is renowned for a minimalist and avant-garde approach, one that promises a fascinating contrast with the traditional surroundings of Shakespeare's Globe.
Coriolanus, Shakespeare's greatest political play, is set in Rome, where constant strife exists between the powerful aristocracy and the hungry citizens of Rome. Many in the city yearn for peace but influential politicians know that their positions at home are secured by military campaigns abroad. Into this ferment strides the inflexible patrician general Caius Martius, fresh from his victory over the hated Volscians. What follows is the unfolding of personal tragedy through one man’s emotional blindness.
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