Coriolanus (2019)

Introduction Coriolanus is a 2019 adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus, directed by Barry Avrich and Robert Lepage and starring Andre Sills, who plays the titular character. Roman War hero Martius, alias Coriolanus, is named consul, Rome’s highest public office. But the warrior is no politician – and he faces unaccustomed enemies who fan the… Read More

Coriolanus (2014)

Introduction Coriolanus is a 2014 adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus, directed by Josie Rourke and Tim Van Someren and starring Tom Hiddleston, who plays the titular character. The adaptation’s original title was National Theatre Live: Coriolanus. Outline Caius Martius Coriolanus is a war hero, banished from his home, seeking to come back. Cast Rochenda… Read More

April Morning (1988)

Introduction The “April Morning” here is the famous 19 April 1775 upon which the “Shot heard ’round the world” was fired, signalling the start of the American Revolution. Outline This adaptation of the classic novel by Howard Feast takes place at the dawn of the American Revolution. Superstitious teenager Adam Cooper (Chad Lowe) struggles to… Read More

The Blue and the Gray (1982): Part 03

Introduction The Blue and the Gray is a television miniseries that first aired on CBS in three instalments. Set during the American Civil War, the series starred John Hammond, Stacy Keach, Lloyd Bridges, and Gregory Peck as President Abraham Lincoln. It was executive produced by Larry White and Lou Reda, in association with Columbia Pictures… Read More

The Blue and the Gray (1982): Part 02

Introduction The Blue and the Gray is a television miniseries that first aired on CBS in three instalments. Set during the American Civil War, the series starred John Hammond, Stacy Keach, Lloyd Bridges, and Gregory Peck as President Abraham Lincoln. It was executive produced by Larry White and Lou Reda, in association with Columbia Pictures… Read More