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ROMANES EUNT DOMUS- or a long-long microdiary of understanding Shakespeare’s Coriolanus - in two parts
Linguistic reminders are the usual (English is not my first language, I apologize for possible spelling mistakes and I gladly accept grammatical or stylistic corrections).
I wouldn’t steal your precious time for all the tea in China, so please bear in mind that this is a study of the play and the interpretation of the 2013 Donmar Warehouse production in general and I mention Tom Hiddleston only in a brief paragraph!
1. Reading the play - 2014. 01. 19.
I’ve had Shakespeare courses at university, although we never read Coriolanus – my tutor once said that it is one of those Shakespearian plays (alongside with King John and Henry VIII) which are basically read only by experts and pHd-candidates. As I don’t really trust my English knowledge yet to read Shakespeare in original (I had to watch Henry V exactly five times until I completely understood what was going
Dead Man's SwitchIn control, then not -
Sudden loss of grip.
Headlong to where?
Details lost, smudged, streaked.
Careening; no system of
No dead man's switch,
On a fast track -
With or without a god?
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