Stratford Festival's Coriolanus to Be Screened Across the US
Screenings of Robert Lepage's acclaimed production will begin March 25.
The Stratford Festival's landmark production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus will be screened in cinemas across the US beginning March 25 through US distributor BY Experience.
Directed by Robert Lepage (and directed for the screen by Barry Avrich), Coriolanus is the latest event cinema offering from the Stratford Festival, which, under the leadership of Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and Executive Director Anita Gaffney, plans to capture all of Shakespeare's plays on film. These productions are being released internationally and are intended to serve as an educational resource. In this production of Coriolanus, Lepage takes the story about the rise and fall of a legendary general who must face off against the angry Roman mob and infuses it with the energy of Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring.
The cast of Coriolanus features André Sills as Coriolanus, Graham Abbey as Tullus Aufidius, Michael Blake as Cominius, Tom McCamus as Menenius Agrippa, Stephen Ouimette as Junius Brutus, Lucy Peacock as Volumnia, and Tom Rooney as Sicinius Velutus.
Following Coriolanus screenings, Stratford will also release the film of Cimolino's production of The Tempest this year — in US cinemas beginning April 15.
Coriolanus and The Tempest will air on CBC, Canada's national public broadcaster, this summer. Digital and on-demand release will follow.