In this episode, we compare two Coriolanus films: Ralph Fiennes’ 2011 film (in which he stars) and the 2014 Donmar production starring Tom Hiddleston. The Donmar production was recorded live by NTLive and directed by Josie Rourke. Ralph Fiennes played the titular role in his film.
We compare Fiennes’ cold, terrifying Coriolanus with Hiddleston’s more humane Coriolanus. We also look at how the two productions depict Antium and Rome.
Host: Alex Heeney, Editor-in-Chief of Seventh Row (@bwestcineaste)
Sound Recordist and Editor: Cam White (@JediDusk)
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Additional resources mentioned
National Theatre Live is still doing encore screenings of the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus. For information about screenings in your area, visit their website here.