Sunday, November 5, 2017

Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare

'Titus Andronicus' is not exactly 'Romeo and Juliet' or 'Hamlet' or even 'Julius Caesar' - It is a play of debated authorship (on rather loose grounds, though, according to Hughes's introduction) boasting a plot so bloodsoaked and murderous Tarantino could have come up with pretty much the same.

Most characters normally die at the end of a tragedy, yet most tragedies do not also contain a rape, three chopped-off hands, a tongue cut out and a father stabbing his daughter. 
However much I oppose violence as entertainment and would probably not be too keen on watching this on stage, Shakespeare is always Shakespeare, even when not totally on top of his game, so this was enjoyable (and, I'm ashamed to say, entertaining) anyway.  

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