Tom Hiddleston reads from Shakespeare’s ‘thrilling’ first folio (x)
Speaking from the Chief Commoner’s Parlour, a mock Elizabethan room in the Old Library of the Guildhall in the City of London, actor Tom Hiddleston gazed in awe at the first folio edition of Shakespeare’sworks.
Hiddleston stars in the Donmar Warehouse’s new production of Coriolanus, as the warrior-politician. The cast includes Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as his wife Virgilia and Mark Gatiss as Menenaus. Also in the cast are Hadley Fraser as Aufidius and Deborah Findley as Coriolanus’s terrifying mother Volumnia.
"I find it personally very thrilling in quite a sort of nerdy way to sit and hold these pages which were printed 400 years ago." said Hiddleston.
Coriolanus is directed by Josie Rourke and opens at the Donmar Warehouse on December 6. Tickets:0844 871 7624;donmarwarehouse.com
National Theatre Live to broadcast the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus
We’re delighted to announce that on 30 January 2014 we will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus, directed by Josie Rourke, with Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius, live to cinemas around the world.
#aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaabaaasdflkajdfl;kjsdf #coriolanus is all about hypermasculine power and performativity #and the limits and failures of that mode of existence #and it’s also all about feminine (specifically maternal) power and performativity #and it’s all about politics #and it’s all about a psychotic death spiral of mutual obsession and love and hatred with aufidius aaaaaaaahwasdlkjfjele #i don’t give a shit about gatiss who’s playing volumnia and aufidius i neeeeed to knoooooooow #why are tom hiddleston’s career choices so fucking good to me