Fin dai primi versi le virtù di Coriolano si mostrano come facce di medaglie la cui altra faccia è un vizio. Il motivo dominante di questo dramma è il principio di contraddizione che esprime la realtà finale della tragedia. Ma è una tragedia senza catarsi, non c’è superamento né compensazione. Nel Coriolano l’uomo e i suoi propositi sono sbattuti come foglie al vento del destino e del caso, eppure, nello stesso tempo, è l’uomo che vuole e sceglie in piena libertà il suo destino, poiché esso è inscritto nel suo carattere; egli può e vuole diventare soltanto ciò che è. L’assassinio dell’eroe «stupendo e terribile, inquietante e inaudito, candido e incomprensibile» chiude la tragedia come un evento assurdo.
- ISBN: 8811363594
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 394
I not only really like Shakespeare's Coriolanus : I also like the man Coriolanus as he is revealed in the play. Sure, he may be a hothead, an arrogant bully, an immature mama's boy with a proto-fascist personality, but he is also a man of extraordinary physical courage and sincere personal modesty wh Leggi tutto
Coriolanus solidified my Shakespeare obsession. I'd become familiar with the canon--Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, R&J, etc--but then I read Coriolanus and couldn't believe it. There was this play, rarely talked about, that's as brilliant--if not more brilliant--than all the others so
Coriolanus, William Shakespeare Coriolanus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1605 and 1608. The play is based on the life of the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. The tragedy is one of the last two tragedies written by Shakespeare, along with An Leggi tutto
“There hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.” “Coriolanus” is a Shakespeare that I feel is underappreciated. Like in his “Julius Caesar”, the Bard has captured the momentum and the irony of political life in a manner that is celebratory and derisive at the same Leggi tutto
I struggled on and off when reading this. This is my first time reading Shakespeare since high school but I powered through it. There are glossary terms in the footnotes which was helpful. The editor gave a history of the theater in Shakespeare's time and an in-depth analysis of the Coriolanus and t Leggi tutto
“Let it be virtuous to be obstinate.” - William Shakespeare, Coriolanus I'm a sucker for a revenge play, so this one floats easily just on the heat generated by Coriolanus' anger. I remember being exposed to the Coriolanus story last year when I was reading Plutarch's Lives, Vol 1 * and again earlier Leggi tutto
There are many gods, and when we organize and rank them we go too far, we ask too much of them.- "Women and Men", Joseph McElroy I am certain that had this play been written by anyone other than Shakespeare it would be venerated as a major work; performed and discussed perhaps in the way Hamlet, King Leggi tutto
More of your conversation would infect my brain.William Shakespeare ~~ Coriolanus I first read Shakespeare’s Coriolanus my sophomore year of college. While most consider it to be a lesser tragedy, I consider it to be among Shakespeare's greatest works. All these years later, Coriolanus still enthrall Leggi tutto
Let the first budger die the other’s slave, And the gods doom him after. - Caius Marcius Coriolanus Shakespeare turns to 5th century BC Roman history for a deeply serious drama depicted in combat scenes between fierce enemies, conflicts between patricians and the plebeians, and contrasting perspe
I'm told Coriolanus, the person, is unlikeable, but I happen to like him. I don't even think he's a right-wing bastard, just shy, awkward and misunderstood. It's his severe self-effacement that makes him hate publicity. Who wants to stand in the market and exhibit your wounds in a stupid political s Leggi tutto
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