The start of Bob Smith's Shakespeare series on Coriolanus has been postponed until Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditroium.
Smith calls Coriolanus Shakespeare's most personal tragedy. Literary critic and Yale professor Harold Bloom called Coriolanus the greatest killing machine in all of Shakespeare. Coriolanus has been called the greatest killing machine in all of Shakespeare. Maggie Smith and Judi Dench told Charlie Rose that Volumnia is one of the great Shakespearean roles waiting for older actresses.
Coriolanus is Shakespeare's last tragedy. He's just written Macbeth, King Lear and Antony and Cleopatra. The last of these was a study in celebrity. With a stunningly modern voice, Coriolanus attacks the cult of celebrity, the abuses and tribulations that come with fame.
Library Journal called Bob Smith "the teacher we all should have had to introduce us to Shakespeare." The Boston Globe calls him "inspired and inspiring."
The program is free and open to all. Copies of the play will be provided. For more information, please contact Matthew Sgritta at (203) 622-7972.