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Lend Me Your Ears: Coriolanus: Shakespeare’s final tragedy is about authenticity, compromise, and the struggle between the elites and the populists.

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In this sixth and final episode of Lend Me Your Ears, host Isaac Butler talks to the Public Shakespeare Initiative’s Michael Sexton, Villanova professor John-Paul Spiro, Brooklyn College professor Roy Tsao, and theater critic Helen Shaw about the themes of populism, political authenticity, and the body in Shakespeare’s final tragedy, Coriolanus.The actors in this episode are Geordie Broadwater as Coriolanus, Sean Williams as Menenius, Daryl Lathon as Sicinius, David Rosenberg as Brutus, and Henry Jenkinson and Will Sturdivant as the soldiers.Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Lend Me Your Ears every month. Learn more at

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