LAST TIME ON CORIOLANUS: After repeatedly antagonizing the common people, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. But it's OK, because he's not the kind of person who would hold a grudge or anything, right? Right?
One has to hand it to Coriolanus: he's got guts. The first thing he does after being banished is walk into the stronghold of the Volscians.
It is worth noting that "O world, thy slippery turns!" is Coriolanus's only soliloquy. Normally I would say that it is therefore the only time we hear exactly what Coriolanus is thinking, but actually Coriolanus is a pretty straight-talking fellow, so I'm pretty sure 90% of the time his non-soliloquies are accurate representations of his inner thoughts.
The first thing Coriolanus does in Antium is head straight to Aufidius's house and get into a shoving match with the servants there. He's consistent, our Coriolanus is.
This is another one of the great scenes, with Coriolanus revealing his desire to take revenge on Rome by teaming up with Rome's enemies, the Volscians. Aufidius is just beside himself with delight here. It's really very adorable.
Stay tuned tomorrow, when the new Martius-Aufidius alliance starts marching on Rome! What should we call this new celebrity power couple? Marfidius?