|Coriolanus in Japanese at the Globe this May|
|Monday, 12 March 2012 22:26|
Celebrating the Olympic Games with a marathon of its own, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre will present all thirty-seven Shakespeare plays, each performed by a different theatre company, in a different language, over six exciting weeks.
Constant strife exists between the powerful aristocracy and the hungry citizens of Rome. Many in the city yearn for peace but influential politicians know that their positions at home are secured by military campaigns abroad. Into this ferment strides the inflexible patrician general Caius Martius, fresh from his victory over the hated Volscians.
Coriolanus is Shakespeare’s greatest political play. At its heart, however, there unfolds a personal tragedy of one man’s emotional blindness.
Originally formed in Tokyo, Chiten moved to Kyoto in 2005, and in the same year won the Toga Directors’ Competition for The Seagull. Following in 2007 was the ambitious project to stage a production of all four of Chekhov’s great masterpieces. The third production of this series, The Cherry Orchard, saw Miura win the Agency for Cultural Affairs New Director Award.
Other productions in Globe to Globe include Julius Caesar in Italian, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Korean and Richard II in Arabic. Tickets for Globe to Globe start at just 5. Globe to Globe is part of the World Shakespeare Festival - a celebration of Shakespeare as the world’s playwright which forms part of London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad. The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements.
Find out more here: http://globetoglobe.shakespearesglobe.com/plays/coriolanus/english-77