"My chorus for Coriolanus will be all men, a combination of soldiers, rebels, citizens, servants and messengers. A team will evolve like a corps de ballet and that is what it shall be... the heart of the production". Shakespeare's play about Caius Marcus who has military successes but cannot handle raw emotion.
Other plays directed by Berkoff include Hamlet, Richard II and Oscar Wilde's Salome.
Coriolanus and Salome are available on video. I am Hamlet and Coriolanus in Deutschland were published as production journals by Berkoff.
With thanks to Alastair Muir for the photo.
New York Newsday;
“ The words ‘entertaining’ and ‘Coriolanus’ are not often said in the same breath but
here they are – bizarrely right together in Steven Berkoff’s updated and truncated,
impertinent, overboard but overwhelmingly beautiful production that opened Sunday
at the Public Theatre.”
New York Post;
“ On the other hand, these choric gangland shenanigans – are mostly choreographed
in a jerkily balletic expressionist style not unlike Kurt Jooss’ ‘The Green Table’ does
not run against the spirit of the play which pits this vainglorious boy/general against