Often referred to as the first modern hero, Coriolanus suffers from a chronic inability to communicate with his people. It is the painful symbol of a timeless political reality. Michel Garneau is the perfect contrast: his adaptation into “international” Québécois is given sweet voice by a gracious and articulate cast.
Lepage crowns Shakespeare’s study of democracy with slides and videos, thereby creating “…one of the funniest, most sophisticated, most cultivated and intelligent productions to be seen…” (Louis-Bernard Robitaille, La Presse, October 1992).
By William Shakespeare
Translated and adapted by Michel Garneau
Directed by Robert Lepage