Posts Tagged ‘Coriolanus’

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New Book: Posthumanist Shakespeares

August 24, 2012

Laurent Milesi (Cardiff University) and Mareile Pfannebecker (PhD, Cardiff University) have chapters in a recently published book: Posthumanist Shakespeares

“Posthumanist Shakespeares is a critical investigation of the relationship between early modern culture and contemporary political and technological changes concerning the idea of the ‘human.’ The volume covers the tragedies King Lear and Hamlet in particular, but also provides posthumanist readings of The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, Coriolanus, The Winter’s Tale, Timon of Athens and Pericles. The value of the collection lies in extending a posthumanist paradigm to interpretations of Shakespeare, and in demonstrating how posthumanism can be in turn read back by Shakespeare’s work. What emerges from Posthumanist Shakespeares is that the encounter between posthumanism and Shakespeare studies, far from being unlikely, is productive for both fields and can lead to a critical rethinking of both, recasting questions concerning time, life, death, science, technology, and the nature of the human.”

Mareile Pfannebecker, “Cyborg Coriolanus / Monster Body Politic”

Laurent Milesi, “(Post-)Heideggerian Hamlet

Visit the publisher’s page here.

Read the introduction here.

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This Month: CORIOLAN/US #Shakespeare #Brecht

August 3, 2012

CORIOLAN/US

8-11 and 15-18 August 2012

Near Cardiff

From
SHAKESPEARE and BRECHT
Directed by
MIKE PEARSON and MIKE BROOKES
From the team that created our startling version of Aeschylus’s The Persians on the military training ranges of mid-Wales, the story of Caius Martius – Coriolanus – is re-imagined in the era of 24-hour news, of celebrity culture, and of a new global politics.In association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Commissioned for the World Shakespeare Festival, which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival.
Hangar 858 Picketston
RAF St Athan
Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 4DN
Find out more here.

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Shakespeare’s transformation and translation happening in Wales this summer

June 30, 2012

“Just like those proverbial buses there’s not one but two enormously promising productions in Wales as part of the World Shakespeare Festival. National Theatre Wales’s ‘Coriolan/us’ will be staged by a long-established theatre team, Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, in a gargantuan, decommissioned aircraft hangar in south Wales – Hangar 858 to be precise – and even they admit it’s a bit daunting. With a relatively small cast of eleven it’ll mean harnessing technology and moving people around a lot: one imagines that will include the nightly audience of 400 who’ll be kept on their toes.”

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“Still on the theme of disused aircraft Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, the Welsh language sister company will be presenting a new translation of The Tempest as Y Storm, on the disused airfield at Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan, a site that will host this year’s National Eisteddfod. It’ll have a lot of circus skills on show to match the juggling elegance of the language. Elen Bowman, on directing duties, is one of our best young theatre makers. It augurs well, even if there is a storm brewing.”

Read the rest from Jon Gower on the myShakespeare website.

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You can still catch Coriolanus at Cardiff’s Chapter

February 19, 2012

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can still catch Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus at Chapter in Cardiff. It includes a stunning performance by Vanessa Redgrave and the film isn’t as “action packed” as the trailers make out.

http://www.chapter.org/25724.html

Monday, 20 February 2012 20:00 Cinema 1

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 17:45 Cinema 1

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:00 Cinema 1

Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:30 Cinema 1

Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:45 Cinema 1

Is Coriolanus Shakespeare’s Greatest Tragedy?

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Cardiff Shakespeare Readers: Coriolanus

September 10, 2010

The next Cardiff Shakespeare Readers gathering will take place this Sunday.

Coriolanus

Sunday September 12th 2010, 6.30pm,

Media Point, Chapter, Cardiff.

Click here for more information.

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