Cute Coriolanus

  title={Cute Coriolanus},
  author={Thomas Anderson},
  journal={Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies},
  pages={46 - 59}
The descriptive “cute Coriolanus” is historically without precedent, a linguistic extravagancy, an epithet and its object, forcefully incongruent yet alliteratively and even coyly connected. In Coriolanus, a decidedly un-cute play, Shakespeare glimpses two worlds elsewhere: the first is the world that Coriolanus inhabits after leaving Rome—a world of military vengeance and betrayal born from his alliance with his enemy Aufidius. The second is the world of mothers and sons, sewing and gilded… Expand