- UBC Department of Theatre and Film
Presented by the UBC Department of Theatre & Film
Directed by Tanya Mathivanan
A violent, political tragedy written in the last few years of Shakespeare’s life, Coriolanus explores the tension between military force and popular rule. It follows the downfall of the decorated soldier, Coriolanus, who is banished from Rome due to his disdain of the common people. Enraged, he does the unthinkable and returns to wage war against the very people he had sworn to protect.