Shakespeare's big finale

January 20, 2000|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Shakespeare's last tragedy, "Coriolanus," currently in previews at Washington's Shakespeare Theatre, traces the journey of an arrogant Roman military leader from hero to traitor.

The production, directed by Michael Kahn, stars Andrew Long. It features the largest cast in the Shakespeare Theatre's history.

The updated design features costumes by Jess Goldstein that suggest the fascist regime of Mussolini and a set by Walt Spangler highlighted by a giant staircase that combines the feel of both classical Rome and art deco.

Show times at the Shakespeare Theatre, 450 7th St. N.W., Washington, are 7: 30 p.m. most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturdays and most Sundays, and 1 p.m. March 8, through March 12. Tickets are $14-$58. Call 202-547-1122.

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