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Fiennes Takes Chances With ‘Coriolanus’

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No less an eminence than T.S. Eliot thought Coriolanus far superior to Hamlet, but T.S. Eliot was also something of an anti-Semitic crank, so forget him. Instead, trust Ralph Fiennes to bring the goods. Fiennes’ new film adaptation of Coriolanus, which remains one of Shakespeare’s more rarely staged plays, is set in the present day but retains Shakespeare’s language, and some critics are comparing it to The Hurt Locker. It’s probably going to play only in art house theaters, but it looks like it’s worth keeping an eye out for. (FULL ARTICLE: NPR Staff)