Relax for half an Hour !
Listen to an allegorical blueprint of the
„True Shakespeare‘s“ destiny.“
Most scholars date Coriolanus to the period 1605–10, with 1608–09 being considered the most likely,
Texts from 1610 or thereabouts seem to allude to Coriolanus, including Ben Jonson's Epicoene,'s Prize, or the Tamer Tamed.
One line may be inspired by George Chapman's translation of the Iliad (late 1608). References to "the coal of fire upon the ice" (I.i) and to squabbles over ownership of channels of water (III.i) could be inspired by Thomas Dekker's description of the freezing of the Thames in 1607–08 and Hugh Myddleton's project to bring water to London by channels in 1608–09 respectively.
The play was first published in the First Folio