Shakespeare’s Coriolanus play is set mainly in Rome. Some of the scenes are set in the Volscian cities of Corioli and Antium.
Date written: 1605 – 1608
Genre classification: Coriolanus is a Roman Play
Main characters in Coriolanus: Caius 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.