Slavoj Žižek on Ralph Fiennes’s film of Coriolanus

Slavoj Žižek discusses Ralph Fiennes’s film of Coriolanus in the New Statesman (thanks to Paul Harrison for the link). Rather too much about 300, but some interesting comments. I am not convinced that Coriolanus is better than Hamlet. T.S. Eliot (who actually said it was a more assured artistic success, even if less ‘interesting’) partly liked it because of the reactionary potential (he wrote a pretty nasty poem version of it, which is often described as fascist). Nonetheless it is a great play and well worth a read before seeing the movie. There is a serviceable version free online here.

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1 Response to Slavoj Žižek on Ralph Fiennes’s film of Coriolanus

  1. Pingback: Coriolanus – Ralph Fiennes and the text | Progressive Geographies

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