Shakespeare Reading Series
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:
Text of the play
SparkNotes summary of the play
Essays on Titus Andronicus
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