Coriolanus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, written around 1607-8. Based on a 'The Life of Caius Martius Coriolanus' translated from Plutarch, Coriolanus is about a Roman general who has valour but no civil virtues.
Last performed by the RSC in 2006 as part of the Complete Works Festival, Coriolanus is one of Shakespeare's Roman plays, which also include Antony and Cleopatra and Julius Caesar.
Here you can find a synopsis of the play, information on when Coriolanus was written and the sources Shakespeare used.
Over the coming years, the RSC is performing the entire Shakespearean canon on our stages. As the plays are staged we will be adding more resources to these pages.
Photo: Coriolanus, 2006. Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC.