Review On Coriolanus


Michael Doherty

Non-Registered Critics


Though Coriolanus takes place in ancient Rome, its themes and characters feel pertinent to our world today. This play isn't produced as often as some of Shakespeare's other great tragedies, and it is a treat to see it at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in that theatre's beautiful and intimate woodland setting.

The space has multiple levels and this production makes great use of them all. As for set pieces, there is a bust on a pedestal up left to help signify Rome, and a purple flag down right to signify Corioli, and not much else. Not much else is needed. The company does all the work here, and the action moves swiftly.