Overview


Synopsis

Shakespeare’s most gruesome effort as a dramatist begins with an argument over succession to the throne of Emperor in Rome, progresses through a series of awful rapes and murders, and ends with nearly everyone who speaks in the first scene of the play left either dead or mutilated -- or both. Titus Andronicus was and remains one of Shakespeare’s most popular works, despite the maudlin character of much of its violence – a characteristic that has garnered the play little critical acclaim. The play is able to ruminate on the ultimate links between war, sex, and death with a clarity and poignancy that only Shakespeare could have managed. Bloody, action-packed and also profound, Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus makes Game of Thrones look as tame as an episode of the Teletubbies.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
5 Acts
First Produced:
1594
Genres
Drama, Farce, Horror
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
rome, 4th century
Cast Size
large
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Ideal For
15+
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes mature adult, elderly, adult, child, young adult characters

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