Written February 17, 2014
After my wife and I saw Coriolanus live at the Donmar Warehouse in December, we were excited to have the opportunity to see it here in the US when we returned from our vacation.
The NT Live production was just as good, if not better, than seeing it live. From the close-ups of the actors and actresses that extended the audience's involvement, the company elevated their performances for the cameras, to stunning results.
This is a must-see, and now my wife and I are hooked on NT Live productions-- next up, King Lear in May!
Written February 03, 2014
This was another fabulous production produced but he National Theatre. The stunning performances and intimacy of the theatre space at the Donmar enhanced the overall experience. I look forward each time to these wonderful experiences that have enriched my life so deeply.
. Anyone who is interested in great theatre and terrific performances and can not be there in person should run to these opportunities.
Thank you for providing the opportunity
Written February 14, 2014
Tom Hiddleston is a mind-blowing actor. And this is the perfect way to see Coriolanus - the intimacy and closeness allows you to identify and care for these characters.
Written February 21, 2014
Play itself was interesting/enjoyable, despite my never having heard of it before. Bonus interviews, production video added to the exp. All acting was superb. However, the audience (Plano Angelika) was among the worst I've ever endured during a movie. It felt like the vast majority of the audience was only there to coo over Tom Hiddleston, and didn't care a thing for Shakespeare or common movie/theater etiquette. I am female and probably wouldn't have gone to see this play had it not been for the leading actor. However, the audience was so bad I felt embarrassed (for them, and to be a fan), and they came very close to ruining my experience. It was packed, and we had to ask people if seats were vacant. They snarked that Tom was sitting there, but that he'd move. I sat before the loudest girl in the theater who gasped/moaned sensually through the whole thing and argued w/ her date that Tom Hiddleston was her world/pure perfection/her only reason for living. I think she may have climaxed.
Written February 19, 2014
Coriolanus, as a whole, was beyond expectations! They had tears in my eyes and my heart pounding - and with only a 10 by 10 square foot stage with minimal props! Absolutely brilliant!
The only thing I was not a fan of, the 20 minutes of promos that ran over and over well after the 7pm start time.