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A doctor's dilemma

14 days ago   |   By TLS

Today's culture of trial by Twitter has its downsides, but it does provide space for the reimagination of a rich dramatic tradition: theatre in which righteous individuals stand by their principles and get mauled for their troubles.
Coriolanus, with his belief in probity over political flexibility, is a natural victim of the twenty-four-hour news-and-comment cycle - a collision brilliantly explored by Ralph Fiennes in his 2011 film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, in which common curs line up to give their sestertius's worth on Fidelis TV. Dr Stockmann, of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of...
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