- Coriolanus, in marked contrast, is a tragedy, political in theme and austere in treatment, with an almost classical economy in its closing scene.
- The tragedies of this period are Hamlet,Othello,King Lear,Macbeth,Antony and Cleopatra,Troilus and Cressida,and Coriolanus.
- Coriolanus may be not as "interesting" as Hamlet, but it is, with Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare's most assured artistic success.
- Coriolanus, the hero of Shakespeare's play was born in the 5th century in ancient Rome, which was right in her historical and political transition from an oligarchy to a democratic republic.
- The Wars in the Tragedy of Coriolanus