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I saw Coriolanus last night, at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. *whimpers*
Oh, my poor head.
I had my fists clenches and my toes curled and my legs crossed for most of the play. I was in such a wound up ball of tension it was a miracle I was able to stand and walk, after.
It was mind blowing.
Tom Hiddleston was amazing. Mark Gatiss was amazing. Hadley Fraser made me shiver. I don't have words for how incredibly physical it was. The stage was tiny, and so very much happened, and it could have come off as overcrowded, or too busy, but it was gorgeous. It was deliberately loud, and emphatic, and all the actions were bold and clear and strong. It wasn't just a hug, it was an embrace. It wasn't just a touch, it was a caress. Idk if I'm making any sense, but it was gorgeous. And even more so in hindsight.
Caius Martius was such a stunningly sympathetic creature it was hard to not be blown away. Even though a lot of the things he said were almost naive, he was perfectly sympathetic. A good, straightforward man with no conception of how words could sometimes be stronger than actions. It's about how facism could work in an ideal world, but how no one but the upper classes would be happy about it. He's so clueless about other people's perspectives, but I think that might have a lot to do with his upbringing. And he's such an arrogant prat at the same time, but I understood where he was coming from. God.
One of the friends I went to see it with identified most with the mother, but I don't think I quite agree. The mother seemed to be the most... I don't know, possibly the instigator to the disaster. I fully believe that there are things people are suited to doing, and things they are not. Caius Martius was not suited to being a politician. Not in the least. And forcing him to do it against his will was never going to have a good result.
Let's also say that the shower scene and the blood scene? They are everything they are hyped up to be. Okay, so yes, I do have a kink, but that's besides the point. The point was that he was so fucking vulnerable. His pain was visceral. And still, somehow, he was brave, and humble. Of all the wounds, I am bleeding from my nose, he said.
When he washes off all the blood, I was gasping from it. Just because of the look on his face, my god. He spends the whole play in a fucking cast (not a real one, but still, he was effectively one-handed) and it was mind blowing how much emotion he could express, even restrained that way.
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