Coriolanus

Coriolanus
11 Mar '23 to 12 Mar '23
Het Nationale Theater / Nina Spijkers

In Coriolanus, Shakespeare describes the workings of politics in a razor-sharp manner: how power groups operate, and rhetoric works. He also exposes the fickleness of public opinion: we see how the people loathe Coriolanus, then applaud her, only to ban her a few scenes later. Above all, Coriolanus shows what happens in a society when reason and common interest are no longer leading, but emotion and opportunism dominate.

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Genre theater
Language Dutch

Coriolanus

When General Coriolanus returns victorious from the war, the people cheer for her. And that even though they hated her before the war. Supported by powerful friends, Coriolanus is running for the highest political office. Nothing seems to stand in the way of her appointment, but then her political enemies stir up the people. -|-When the citizens angrily storm the Capitol, Coriolanus has to flee. In revenge she joins the defeated enemy: she will destroy the city she so often risked her life for. Yela de Koning (The Nether, Trojan Wars) plays the title role in this ultramodern Shakespeare with a high heart rate and striking punches.

Nina Spijkers on Coriolanus

“With every sentence I read, I thought: we have to perform this, this is NOW! It is the farmers who went to the Binnenhof in their tractors and the stormers of the Capitol, but also the citizens in Groningen.”

Credits

text William Shakespeare
director Nina Spijkers
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cast Mariana Aparicio Torres, Emma Buysse, Bram Coopmans, Fjodor Jozefzoon, Yela de Koning, Rick Paul van Mulligen, Betty Schuurman, Joris Smit, Jaap Spijkers and others

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