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Critical Essay by William T. Liston

SOURCE: A review of Coriolanus, in Cahiers Élisabéthains, Vol. 51, April, 1997, pp. 81-2.

In the review that follows, Liston offers a generally favorable assessment of Coriolanus, as directed by Tony Taccone. The production, notes Liston, is set in the feudalistic future and features an “eclectic” treatment of costuming and props.

Director Tony Taccone set Coriolanus in ‘the imminently feudal future’ for the 1996 Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of the always politically relevant play, exploiting all the spatial resources of the large outdoor Elizabethan Theatre to suggest the disorder of the state. For the opening scene, soldiers in modern dress ran on, took grain sacks from a trapdoor, and then fled as citizens came on. Even those charged with keeping order violated their guardianship.

The whole building was employed. Scaffolding extending up a level dominated...

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