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Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus

I thought that all Tom Hiddleston and Shakespeare fans might like to know about this National Theatre Live production of Coriolanus with Mr H in the title role.

National Theatre Live is great and gives all of us that wouldn't have a chance to see these productions live catch them in cinemas. My local arthouse cinema shows all of their productions and I thoroughly enjoy the ones I see.

I'm going to catch this at my local cinema - it looks to be a wonderful production.  A gorgeous man who happens to be a talented actor in a good production of a Shakespeare play - win/win in my book!

If you'd like to know more, here's a link to the NTL site:



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Feb. 27th, 2014 04:51 am (UTC)
That sounds like a treat! Btw, how are you doing/feeling, my dear?
Mar. 1st, 2014 09:57 am (UTC)
Still on the mend, if slowly, thanks m'dear. I have more tests to be done to make sure I'm not bleeding elsewhere and to see if there are other causes along with the botch up with aspirin doses that happened, but I feel I'm in good hands and I honestly can't fault the care I'm receiving.

The feeling of being wonderwoman after the transfusions has now faded out and my haemoglobin levels are still struggling to reach normal although they're getting closer, but I still feel soooo much better that I'm not complaining.

All in all I'm doing pretty well!
Feb. 27th, 2014 05:11 am (UTC)
Seeing it tonight with carolinelamb!
Feb. 27th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
Feb. 28th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
Oh yes, I saw it on Sunday. I was supposed to see it Valentine's Day weekend, but there was no electricity at the theater. I bought my ticket in August. If they hadn't honored our tickets, I think that I would have exploded...

It was fabulous. I think that it is one of the better of the Roman plays, in fact I prefer it and Titus Andronicus to Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra. And Coriolanus is a (debated) historical figure in Roman history. He's mentioned in... Livy and a few other Roman historians, although, it's debated by modern historians if he actually existed, although the issues with the Volsci did exist in the time period in which he supposedly lived. And one ancient Roman author suggests that Coriolanus was not killed, but actually lived into old age.

T-Hiddy did such a great job (really all of them did) that I spent most of the time one the train home just going over the play. I'd read the play, so I knew what was going to happen (after 450 years there is no such thing as "spoilers"). I'd seen the movie version with Rafe Fiennes and Gerard Butler, and I'm ashamed to say that...erm...I fell asleep on my couch during it (granted, I started to watch it at 11:30 at night). Hiddles version was a little bit more riveting than Fiennes' version.

Then I proceeded to bore poor LL with my musings on the Roman history part of it. But I do have to say that Shakespeare nailed on the view of the Romans through the veil of the Elizabethan period. He does incorporate many subtle things about Roman history and culture, which I adored.

Edited at 2014-02-28 01:58 am (UTC)
Mar. 1st, 2014 10:01 am (UTC)
Like you, I also prefer Coriolanus and Titus Andronicus so I was quite chuffed when I found out NTL was doing this production and with the added bonus of Mr H!
Mar. 3rd, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
We get them in our local cinemas as well. They even allow you to take a bit of vino to heighten the theatre experience.

Mar. 5th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
That's a nice touch, I must say! Ours is non alcoholic, so a cup of tea or coffee has to do. I suppose I could smuggle in a flask and add a splash or two in my coffee... you're a bad influence on me! LOL!

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