“DO MORE” BENEFIT READING: Coriolanus Written by William Shakespeare | Directed by Nathan Malin
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Date & Time
Tue, Jul 21 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BEDLAM’S “DO MORE” READING SERIES
A Benefit reading to support the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Reading: 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern
Live Music: 3:30pm Pacific/6:30pm Eastern
Shakespeare’s Roman war tragedy, Coriolanus:
Famine in Rome is causing unrest between the common people and the patricians (the aristocrats of Rome). The people particularly resent the arrogant Caius Martius, son of Volumnia, who makes no secret of the fact that he despises them. The citizens rise up against the patricians, whom they suspect of hoarding corn for themselves. They are rewarded with the creation of two people’s representatives, or tribunes, who are given new powers to sit in the Senate. War with the neighbouring Volscians halts the rioting, however, and, in the battle for the town of Corioli, Caius Martius leads the Roman army with such spectacular bravery that he is honoured with the title ‘Coriolanus’.
Every two weeks for the rest of the calendar year, BEDLAM will be presenting live virtual play readings in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the #BlackLivesMatter movement and associated organizations working toward eliminating race-based discrimination.
We pledge that all proceeds will go directly toward these efforts.
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ABOUT the LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND:
The NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments. LDF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.