Excerpt: If you think the 1 percent are bad now, check out Rome in the fifth century BC. "You common cry of curs!" the aristocratic Coriolanus of the Shakespeare play addresses the people of the city, "whose breath I hate / As reek o'th'rotten fens, whose loves I prize / As the dead carcasses of unburied men...
Excerpt: Hundreds of films have been adapted from William Shakespeare’s works since the invention of the medium—there are more than 50 versions of Hamlet alone—but Coriolanus , despite being the tale of a ruthless warrior, has virtually never made the leap.
Excerpt: Plaudits are due to this film for the sheer ambitiousness and difficulty of task in adapting and portraying such a complicated Shakespearean work. There's no doubting the coherency and effective structure as it doesn't tamper in the slightest with Coriolanus' immortalised lines.
Excerpt: Cajus Marcius Coriolanus är folkets hufvudfiende. Han, den romerske ädling som tagits för Roms folks fiende. Han säga till folket: Hvad vill ni ha, hundar? Icke krig och icke fred; det ena skrämmer er, det andra gör er fräcka... Och kallen ädel som nyss ni hatat; och usel den, som var er afgud.