by William Shakespeare
Reading this as part of a class at the University of Chicago was a revelation. It is, for me, the best of the lesser-known of his plays and stands tall by the side of the other two great Roman history plays, Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra. In particular, the psychological depth of the character of Coriolanus, his relationships with his mother and sunject Romans, and the dramatic action make this play a delight to read.
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