The author described by "The Guardian" as "one of Shakespeare's best contemporary critics", offers a reappraisal of Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy. ...Show synopsisThe author described by "The Guardian" as "one of Shakespeare's best contemporary critics", offers a reappraisal of Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy. "Titus Andronicus" resonates in an age in which the dramatic representation of violence has become an issue of enormous controversy. The text puts forward arguments regarding the date of the play, its sources and its early stage history, recognizing "Titus" as one of Shakespeare's early masterpieces.Hide synopsis
This si a pretty bloody tale. Lavinia has some gruesome scenes that are plain disturbing. It is tough to like Titus. I really hated the man. He is supposed to be the hero of this play, but I ended up hating him. A mother loses her son to Titus and seeks revenge. Titus murdered her son and she is the villian for seeking revenge. Hamlet was seen as a hero when he seeks vengence for his father's death, but her the mother is the villian. I found her more sympathetic and half hoped while reading the play that she would succeed. Despite this cold attitude towards a sympathetic female character, the play is well written. Literature should be able to spark debate and this is a play worth discussing and debating with friends.
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