To enjoy a Shakespearean tragedy on screen watch Coriolanus online. It all starts with Rome engulfed in riots. This is caused by a shortage of food and civil liberties being cramped upon because Rome is at war with Volsci.
One of the powerful people facing the wrath of the rioters is a general named Martius. When he is confronted by the rioters, Martius displays his low opinion for the commoners.
Meanwhile, Aufidius who is a Volscian army commander has sworn to kill Martius the next time they meet in battle. It does not take long before Martius attacks Corioles, a city in Volsci. The city is under siege for a while and Martius manages to take it. In a one-on-one combat between Aufidius and Martius, they are both wounded and Aufidius has to be dragged away by his soldiers.
Upon the victorious return of Martius to Rome, he is honored for his courage by being presented with the title of Coriolanus by a general. Buoyed by his accomplishments, Volumnia, Coriolanusâ€™ mother, urges him to vie for the position of consul. At first, he is hesitant but, in the end, he commits to run for a position in the senate. As it turns out it is an easy feat for him. Though he has also won the hearts of the people with his victories in the fields of battle, there are two people, Sicinius and Brutus, who are concerned that with Coriolanus getting more and more powerful, it is only a matter of time before he usurps all the powers to himself. Watch Coriolanus and find out whether they can take him on.