Monday, February 25, 2019

The leader in Coriolano.

Coriolano, Tanghalang Pilipino’s political offering for its 32nd Season On its 32nd season, Tanghalang Pilipino stages Coriolano, the Filipino translation of William Shakespeare’s rarely produced Coriolanus.

At these times when we question everyday what makes a good leader, Coriolano is very apt in discussing how tyranny can destroy humanity. Do we need leadership with humility? Honesty? Integrity? A follower? Arrogance? An iron fist?
Set in Ancient Rome, this piece is about Coriolano who led his territory with dictatorship at a turbulent time. The play is a discourse about how politics can lead to a power-hungry tyrant’s downfall. The lead will be played by TP veteran Marco ViaƱa. This was translated into Filipino by Guelan Varela-Luarca and directed by the legendary Carlos Siguion-Reyna.

It runs until March 17 at the CCP.

Text and photos by Aga Posadas.

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