William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Shakespeare was passionately interested in the history of Rome, as is evident from plays like Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra. His tragedy Coriolanus was probably written around 1605-07, and dramatizes the rise and fall of a great Roman general, Caius Martius (later surnamed Coriolanus because of his military victory at Corioli). This play is unusual in that it provides a strong voice for the ordinary citizens of Rome, who begin the play rioting about the high price of food, and who continually clash with Coriolanus because of his contempt for plebians. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Caius Martius Coriolanus: thebicyclethief
Citizen: Patti Cunningham
First Citizen/Second Officer/Second Patrician: Chuck Williamson
Cominius: Bob Gonzalez
Fifth Citizen: Availle
First Conspirator/First Officer/Lieutenant/Second Senator/Second Servingman: Todd
First Lord/Sixth Citizen: Tricia G
First Senator: DublinGothic
First Servingman: Leonard Wilson
First Soldier/Herald: John Fricker
Gentlewoman/Second Soldier/Third Lord/Young Coriolanus: Martin Geeson
Junius Brutus: Ron Altman
Menenius Agrippa: Algy Pug
Roman/Second Conspirator/Seventh Citizen: Kristingj
Second Citizen: Peter Makus
Second Lord: Chuck Donovan
Sicinius Velutus: Ric F
Third Citizen: Joshua Letchford
Third Conspirator: Heather Phillips
Third Roman: Lucy Perry
Titus Lartius/Aedile: Delmar H. Dolbier
Tullus Aufidius: Arielle Lipshaw
Valeria: Tiffany Halla Colonna
Virgilia: Amy L. Gramour
Volsce: Max Korlinge
Volumnia: Elizabeth Klett
Narrator: Diana Majlinger
Other roles (crowd voices, etc) read by members of the company.

Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Genre(s): Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dramatis Personae Group 00:02:31
Play 02 Act 1 Group 00:46:01
Play 03 Act 2 Group 00:39:35
Play 04 Act 3 Group 00:37:31
Play 05 Act 4 Group 00:36:43
Play 06 Act 5 Group 00:36:58