The Coriolanus Death Clock

I'm on vacation this week at the Stratford Festival, so this week's death clocks will be ones with lower body counts. Let's start with everybody's favorite blood-soaked warrior...

Given how much violence is talked about in Coriolanus, it's quite surprisingly to realize that only one named character actually dies. Of course, it happens to be the title character...

If you want more Good Tickle Brain action this week, take a peek at my Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, where I'm posting updates on my adventures in Stratford, Ontario. 

Elections

As most of you probably know, the U.S. held its midterm elections yesterday. I generally aim to keep post-Stuart politics off of this blog, but I thought it might be fun to interview some of our favorite characters and find out what issues were important to them in this election. 

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It turns out none of them are U.S. citizens, and thus are ineligible to vote, so this entire comic was an exercise in futility. Oh well. 

Three-Panel Plays, part 3

It's time for some more "editing with extreme prejudice" in the third installment of my Three-Panel Plays series! 

Oh no, it's Coriolanus again. I'm pretty sure we're all very familiar with Coriolanus now, thank you very much. 

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Cymbeline is such a busy play that I had to chop out 90% of it to make it fit in three panels. I'm now itching to do a full-length guide to Cymbeline, because it's an adorable play that deserves more than three panels and I love it. 

Stop by on Monday to see how I handle Hamlet and Henry IV, part 1 ! 


See all Three-Panel Plays here!

Coriolanus: One Page Summary

Coriolanus

Dramatis Personae | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Death & Marriage | One Page Summary

Before we leave Coriolanus behind, here's a quick one-page summary of the entire play, for those of you who haven't been paying attention:

And that's a wrap for Coriolanus! Fear not - I am sure he will reappear in various other cartoons. 

Having run the marathon that was Coriolanus in an attempt to get through the entire play in time for the National Theatre live broadcast, I will now be returning to my more sedate Monday-Wednesday-Friday update schedule. Content will still be mostly Shakespeare-related, with the occasional non-Shakespeare one thrown in for variety's sake. 

As for the next Shakespeare play to get the full Tickle Brain treatment? Well, one of my friends just finished his run as Edgar in a local production of King Lear... and the National Theatre's current production of King Lear will be broadcast live in May... and I will be going to see the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of King Lear in August... so I think the universe is trying to tell me something.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! 

Coriolanus

Dramatis Personae | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Death & Marriage | One Page Summary