Lex-Ham Community Theater
Shakespeare Reading Series
Titus Andronicus

Looking for that pie recipe that people will talk about for years?
Titus Andronicus has that and much more: rapes, murders, and other atrocities.  Not for the faint of heart.

"Thou art a Roman, be not barbarous." says Marcus to his brother, Titus Andronicus in Act I, scene 1. The comment states the view that the two were contradictory. However, the action in the play shows that the difference between the civilized Romans and the supposedly barbarians who inhabited the hinterland were often hard to tell.

Some good references for the play are:

The Story
Text of the play
SparkNotes summary of the play
Essays on Titus Andronicus
Background information
Shakespeare timeline

Sources
Plutarch's Lives

Film Versions
Titus Andronicus (1999)
Titus Andronicus (1985 - BBC Version)

An interview with Julie Taymor, director on Titus Andronicus


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Last updated: 03/18/2003