SHAKESPEARE WAS never afraid to have plenty of violence and killing in his plays, but Titus Andronicus, which is being staged by The Royal Shakespeare Company in London, just may be his most bloody.
Titus Andronicus will be broadcast live via satellite to The Eye Cinema, Wellpark, on Wednesday August 9 at 7pm. The play is set during the declining days of the Roman Empire, but this production, directed by Blanche McIntyre, will be given a more contemporary presentation.
Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power, but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class, and society, ultimately asking, How do we govern ourselves?
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