sergebroom: (Shakespeare)
[personal profile] sergebroom
As I had expected, watching the Tom Hiddleston movie of "Coriolanus" taxed my grasp of English to the max. It'd have helped if I had been familiar with the original play, but I understand it's a minor Shakespeare story that is seldom staged. That being said, based on what I did manage to understand, the cast was excellent. And say, isn't that Mark Gatiss, aka Mycroft on Cumberbatch's "Sherlock"? The movie was shown at Santa Fe's Lensic Theater, a nice venue, but one obviously built in a time when people were shorter. Either that or the tall folks of those days didn't mind having their knees kill them by the end of a show.

Date: Feb. 1st, 2014 08:29 pm (UTC)
readinggeek451: (Oliver)
From: [personal profile] readinggeek451
I find Shakespeare a lot easier to understand when performed by Brits--that is, using British accents. The words come through more clearly, somehow, despite it not being my native accent.

That said, Coriolanus is an interesting play, one of his late Romances. (The category often gets folded into the Comedies, but there are differences.)

Date: Feb. 1st, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
readinggeek451: (Dudley)
From: [personal profile] readinggeek451
Wait, no, sorry, I'm confusing it with Cymbeline. Oops. Very different plays. I've never actually seen Coriolanus.

Oops.

Date: Feb. 1st, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC)
readinggeek451: (Oliver)
From: [personal profile] readinggeek451
It's another fairly minor play. I like it, but it does have its problems.