May 11th, 2014 → 6:33 am @ // No Comments

Stage Direction:  “He holds her by the hand, silent.” – Coriolanus

I’ve read that Coriolanus’ mother, Volumnia (what a name!), can be considered the most notable mother in all of Shakespeare’s plays.  In part that is because so many other mothers are, literally, absent.  This stage direction describes an important moment between mother and son in Coriolanus.  And I have to say, that I just treasure it when my son decides to silently hold my hand as we walk together to school, the park, or wherever.  The grip of his thin, delicate fingers in my own is just precious.  Happy Mother’s Day everyone.

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