Posted on January 13, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

Coriolanus (Tom Hiddleston) Photo by Johan Persson
Coriolanus (Tom Hiddleston) Photo by Johan Persson

The spring 2016 series of National Theatre Live (NT Live) screenings at Bucknell University will begin on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg. Leading off is a 2014 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse's production of William Shakespeare's Coriolanus in this, the year of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

Admission prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students with an ID or $10 without.  Tickets are only sold at the door and patrons must be at least 15 years old. Campus Theatre doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge and his final Roman play, Coriolanus features an award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role.

Plot
When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home, too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens' hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

About NT Live
NT Live productions are screened in more than 2000 venues worldwide. Cameras are brought to a theatre one evening, and that live performance is seen via satellite throughout the world. U.S. theatres generally delay the broadcasts until the evening, or show the production on different days. These encore screenings are the original live satellite feeds; no editing takes place between the time of transmission and showing.

The National Theatre screenings are sponsored by the Bucknell University Departments of Art & Art History,Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies, English and Theatre & Dance, along with the Bucknell Arts Council, the Bucknell Innovation Group and the Office of the Provost.


Other upcoming NT Live screenings

Feb. 14 — Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë's story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre's spirited heroine faces life's obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

April 3 — As You Like It

In Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. Disguising herself as a boy, Rosalind embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

May 15 — Hangmen

Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh's new play takes place in a small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, where Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.

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