This page contains links to the original text of Coriolanus by Shakespeare.

The language used in Shakespeare’s day is slightly different to today’s modern English, which is reflected in the text. Our article on Shakespeare & early modern English, or our Shakespeare dictionary, will help you to understand the language as you read through the original text

Another thing to bear in mind as you read the Coriolanus text are Shakespeare’s stage directions, which are italicised. Stage directions are instructions and direction to the actors, and not spoken lines. Some stage directions can be a little confusing, so have a read of our understanding Shakespeare’s stage directions article.

The script of Coriolanus is very long, so we have separated the play into it’s original Acts and Scenes (want to know why all Shakespeare’s plays have five acts?). Click on the appropriate links below to read Shakespeare’s original Coriolanus text:

Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 1
Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 2
Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 3
Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 4
Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 5
Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 6
Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 7
Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 8
Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 9
Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 10

Coriolanus Act 2, Scene 1
Coriolanus Act 2, Scene 2
Coriolanus Act 2, Scene 3

Coriolanus Act 3, Scene 1
Coriolanus Act 3, Scene 2
Coriolanus Act 3, Scene 3

Coriolanus Act 4, Scene 1
Coriolanus Act 4, Scene 2
Coriolanus Act 4, Scene 3
Coriolanus Act 4, Scene 4
Coriolanus Act 4, Scene 5
Coriolanus Act 4, Scene 6
Coriolanus Act 4, Scene 7

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