Volumnia and Coriolanus, Mother and Son

“Sweet son, as thou hast said / My praises made thee first a soldier.”

Brian McCann as Menenius, Tina Packer as Volumnia, and Robert Lyons as Coriolanus in Lantern Theater Company’s production of CORIOLANUS. Photo by Mark Garvin.
Queen Elizabeth I reviews the troops at Tilbury (Source: The Tudor Society)

“I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.” –Queen Elizabeth I, facing the Spanish Armada set to invade England

Volumnia pleading with Coriolanus. Robert Westall, c 1800 (Source: World History Encyclopedia)



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