This Shakespeare Play Starring Tom Hiddleston Is Streaming for Free

( The last few months of quarantine may have stopped us from heading to the theaters every weekend, but it also allowed us to catch local and foreign shows almost every day through online streaming by theater companies. This includes National Theatre, which—like most companies in the industry—is facing a devastating impact from the coronavirus. In an effort to raise funds for their artists and workers, the London-based theater is streaming William Shakespeare's Coriolanus from June 4, 7 p.m. to June 11, 7 p.m. (U.K. time) or from June 5, 2 a.m. to June 12, 2 a.m. (Philippine Standard Time) on YouTube. Streaming is for free, but donations are very much welcome through their website.

Coriolanus follows the story of real-life Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus who made a name for himself after defending Rome. He was set to be the consul after a nomination by the Senate, but fails in his campaign and gets banished from Rome. He later forms an ally with an old enemy and attacks his own people.


Streaming next week is the Donmar Warehouse's 2013 production of the classic play. Directed by Josie Rourke, it features Tom Hiddleston as Coriolanus, Mark Gatiss, Hadley Fraser, Alfred Enoch, and Deborah Findlay.

Coriolanus streams online from June 5, 2 a.m. to June 12, 2 a.m. on the National Theatre's YouTube channel.

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