National Theatre Live to Broadcast Shakespeare's Coriolanus at the Clark

For Immediate Release

January 15, 2014

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—National Theatre Live broadcasts Coriolanus, William Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Thursday, January 30 at 2 pm. Tickets are $18 ($15 members, students). To order tickets, visit or call 413 458 0524.

Broadcast from London’s intimate Donmar Warehouse theatre in Covent Garden, the production stars Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius. Josie Rourke directs.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on its hero and defender: Coriolanus. But despite his hero’s welcome, Coriolanus gains enemies, too. Famine threatens the city, and the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change. Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people—including two clever tribunes who eventually force him into exile.

Variety, calling Hiddleston’s performance “scorching,” praised the production as a “tense, revelatory staging...a theatrical triumph.”

Due to the construction activity and limited parking at the Clark, visitors should plan to arrive twenty minutes before the performance.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Stone Hill Center galleries are open; admission is free. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.


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