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Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus': A perfectly political play

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company is running a related double bill about leaders who are also considered enemies of the state, called the Hero/Traitor Repertory. The first play, "Coriolanus," is a great, sprawling action play, full of sword fights, knife fights and social upheaval between Rome and a neighboring tribe, the Volscians. It is also an extremely political play in which the issues...