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Critic’s Notebook

An election-year ‘Coriolanus’

In Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus,” two fierce rivals are vying to be top dog: the war-hero title character and Aufidius, a general of equal ambition and valor.

The drama is set during hard times. As a grain shortage persists and the citizens grow hungry, they take to the streets in a revolt against the nobles and patricians — shades of the Occupy Wall Street movement’s mobilization against the one-percenters.

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