Imatges de pÓgina
PDF
EPUB
[graphic]

CORIOLANUS.

BY

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE.

VOL. XI.

B

Printed by T. DAVISON,

Whitefriars.

REMARKS

ON

THE-PLOT, THE FABLE, AND CONSTRUCTION

OF

CORIOLANUS.

The tragedy of Coriolanus is one of the most amusing of our author's performances. The old man's merriment in Menenius; the lofty lady's dignity in Volum

the bridal modesty in Virgilia; the patrician and military haughtiness in Coriolanus; the plebeian malignity and tribunitian insolence in Brutus and Sicinius, make a very pleasing and interesting variety: and the various revolutions of the hero's fortune fill the mind with anxious curiosity. There is, perhaps, too much bustle in the first act, and too little in the last.

JOHNSON. The whole history is exactly followed, and many of the speeches exactly copied from the life of Coriolanus in Plutarch.

Of this play there is no edition before that of the players, in folio, in 1623.

POPE.

} , }

Caius MARCIUS CORIOLANUS, a noble Roman,
Titus LARTIUS,

Generals against the Volscians.
COMINIUS.
MENENIUS AGRIPPA, Friend to Coriolanus.
SICINIUS VELUTUS,
JUNIUS BRUTUS,

Tribunes of the people.
Young MARCIUS, Son to Coriolanus.
A Roman Herald.
Tullus Aufidius, General of the Volscians.
Lieutenant to Aufidius.
Conspirators with Aufidius.
A citizen of Antium.
Two Volscian Guards.

VOLUMNIA, Mother to Coriolanus.
VIRGILIA, Wife to Coriolanus.
VALERIA, Friend to Virgilia.
Gentlewoman, attending Virgilia.
Roman and Volscian Senators, Patricians, Ædiles,

Lictors, Soldiers, Citizens, Messengers, Servants to
Aufidius, and other Attendants.

SCENE, partly in Rome; and partly in the Territories

of the Volscians and Antiates.

« AnteriorContinua »