Shakespeare’s Coriolanus play is set mainly in Rome. Some of the scenes are set in the Volscian cities of Corioli and Antium. Read more on Coriolanus settings.

Date written: 1605 – 1608

Genre classificationCoriolanus is a Roman Play

Main characters in CoriolanusCaius Marcius, afterwards Caius Marcius Coriolanus

Volumnia, Mother to Coriolanus

Virgilia, Wife to Coriolanus

Valeria, Friend to Virgilia

Coriolanus themes: Pride and its consequences – ruin, lack of judgement – is the main theme of the Coriolnaus play. Envy is another theme. Class conflict is explored in the play.

Coriolanus Play Resources:

Coriolanus characters
Coriolanus settings
Coriolanus plot summary

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