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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Coriolanus (1979, Wilford Leach)

Release LocationsUSA
DirectorWilford Leach
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 40 mins
Audiencecollege and university
general public
Play ConnectionsCoriolanus (recording)


A video recording of a New York Shakespeare Festival 1979 stage production of Coriolanus with an all-black and Hispanic cast. Producer Joseph Papp intended to provide professional opportunities for actors of minority ethnic backgrounds

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

OfficerJay Fernandez
VolumniaGloria Foster
CoriolanusMorgan Freeman
CominiusEarle Hyman
VirgiliaMichele Shay
AgrippaMaurice Woods

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorWilford Leach
ProducerJoseph Papp
ComposerStanley Silverman
Fight CoordinatorErik Fredricksen
CostumesPatricia McCourty
LightingJennifer Tipton

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell