One of Shakespeare’s earliest tragedies, and the first to appear in print, Titus Andronicus was first performed (likely at Philip Henslowe’s Rose Theatre) in January of 1594, although it may have been written as early as 1590. Some scholars speculate that Shakespeare might have collaborated with another writer to compose the play, but this has never been confirmed.
Titus Andronicus--more so than any of his other plays--is a Roman play, heavily influenced by the style and subject matter of Ancient Roman dramatists like Seneca. Even the punishment of feeding sons to a parent is the climactic
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