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National Theatre is Playing Donmar’s Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston

I despaired of ever getting to see this. People had been sharing that National Theatre was streaming plays, so I followed their instagram, and I saw a well-remembered photo of this performance in their stories and then checked this post for details. They start showing in on their Youtube on June 4th!!!!!!!!

I’ve already ordered a copy of No Fear Shakespeare Coriolanus along with Hamlet to prepare!


    • Livia Rose

      I’m so excited. The timing with the Shakespeare tag worked out perfectly, and I just randomly saw it on Instagram!

  • Marian

    Looking forward to this! I’m not a huge Shakespeare fan, but maybe Tom Hiddleston will help me change my mind, haha. Good idea to read it in advance, I’ll make a reminder…

    • Livia Rose

      I’m more like, a wanna be Shakespeare fan? I like certain plays and like the performances of more, but it feels like I don’t get a lot. I was listening to a Great Course by John McWhorter on language, and he said that Shakespeare gets translated into other languages and those people can fully appreciate it, but it doesn’t usually get translated into modern English which we need and he gave examples of how words mean such different things now. I’m hoping the spark notes books will help, but honestly not sure if they are just modernizing (dumbing down . . . like the message Bible) rather than truly translating.

      • Marian

        Yeah, I’ll be curious to hear how that goes! So far I’ve read Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, and watched a teenagers’ performance (hehe) of Twelfth Night. Hamlet I enjoyed, the others not so much. I’m hoping to have better luck with the historical plays.

        • Livia Rose

          I’d recommend watching Tom Hiddleston in the Hollow Crown (He’s in the first cycle Henry IV one and two and Henry V), Benedict Cumberbatch is in the later ones, but I haven’t seen those yet, I was out of my Cumberbatch phase then, lol.

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