This play was a bloody, barbaric mess with 90% of the characters dying. I really enjoyed the whole concept of it and how twisted it was however, it was a little bit too savage for my tastes at points, namely the whole Lavinia situation.
Not my favourite Shakespeare play but I definitely think it's worth reading! It's interesting to read this, his first tragedy, and see the elements that have carried onto his later tragedies.
Pulp fiction for the 1600s, Quentin Tarantino in lace collar and puffy pants.
If anyone thinks that Shakespeare is dry and timid, flowery and antiquated, they need to see this, but beware: this is a bloody mess.
One critic, complaining that it was such a caricature that only Mel Brooks should direct, may be close, but I would have Tarantino direct. Another critic wrote that this was the ultimate revenge story and I agree with that as well.
Is it too brutal, too graphically violent for the stage? Maybe, but then again perhaps that was Shakespeare's intent, to create such an outrageous show that the audience would be drawn into his message of bloody revenge and be left with difficult images afterwards.
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Titus Andronicus reads like Charlie Manson’s rejected screenplays. The word “gratuitous” doesn’t even begin to describe utter violence of this play. Macbeth is bloody and violent but it is also a perfectly constructed narrative in which every drop of blood has a clear motive and consequence. There’s a character in Titus who is raped and then her hands and tongue are cut off. She doesn’t die however, she sticks around for two more acts just fumbling and making garbled noises like Brendan Behan at an open bar. I lost count of how many amputations take place in Titus by Act 3.
Poet and cat enthusiast, T.S. Eliot, once wrote that Titus was ‘one of the stupidest and most uninspired plays ever written’. Whilst Eliot might have been fond of the odd hyperbole I cannot help but agree with his sentiment. Titus, as far as I can see, has absolutely no redeeming qualities. It’s the Elizabethan equivalent of Viva Forever!: The Spice Girls Musical. In fact, the history of criticism on Titus seems to just be a duel of insults as each critic attempts to formulate the ultimate putdown or the sickest burn. One of my favourites is from token white critic Harold Bloom who suggests that the violence and tragedy of Titus is so comically absurd that the best director to tackle the play would be Mel Brooks. (I am biased toward loving anything Harold Bloom writes because he once called slam poetry ‘the death of art’.)
At least I now have an answer for when someone asks me what Shakespeare’s worst play is. I didn’t even tell you about how two guys literally get baked into a pie. Oh Titus Andronicus, you precious mess. I saw this at Shakespeare’s Globe in London last summer, and was absolutely amazed at the brutal brilliance of the production. The actor who played Titus was superb; he captured Titus’s decent into madness perfectly by evoking a character that started out as strong and fearless to one who ended up unhinged and brutal. It is no wonder though that Titus fell into depravity because his house, and name, has been torn apart by revenge. Consequently, he embraces revenge, causing his madness, because his daughter was brutalised upon to inflict wounds upon him.
Lots of bloody violence
Now this is a play that would have appealed to both the masses and the gentry of the Renaissance era. The play is violent, and I mean violent. There is something like fifteen deaths, a whole bunch of decapitations and one incredibly cruel rape. For theatre this is a very high toll. Thus, the Renaissance common folk would have been entertained because they had a taste for bloody spectacle. Moreover, the play retains the popular revenge theme through the sophistication of its plot, which would have appealed to more educated audience. In addition, it was delivered in the most eloquent of styles: Shakespearean Iambic Pentameter. Thus, the gentry too would have been entertained.
This is quite a feat in itself to write a play to appeal to audiences both high and low. However, in spite of this, this is commonly regarded as Shakespeare’s worse play. Some people even go as far to argue that because it is so poor, in their opinion, that he couldn’t of wrote it. I disagree with this assessment. I really enjoyed the play, but I must say it is a play that is performed better than it is read. This was written for the stage not the page.
Brutal revenge plot
The plot begins with Titus returning to Rome as a victor of a successful campaign over the barbarous Goths. He has brought back their royalty, in chains, as his prize. He executes the eldest prince to appease the citizens of Rome. The Queen of the Goths, Tamora, swears revenge; she later seduces the new Emperor and embarks upon a quest that seeks the ruination of the house of Andronicus, which breeds more revenge. This time it is the hearts of the remaining members of the house of Andronicus.
Whilst Renaissance Tragedy was not meant to be didactical (used as a learning tool) like Greek Tragedy, I think a lot can be taken from revenge Tragedy. This may have been only staged to entertain, but it demonstrates the detrimental effects of revenge. If you revenge the death of a love one, whether justly or unjustly, it creates more revenge in the hearts of those you have revenged upon. This creates a vicious cycle that will only end with everyone dead. Indeed, revenge is something to be considered most carefully.
Overall, this is a great play. I don’t care what the critics say because this play is both entertaining and intellectual. The revenge theme keeps the reader/audience entertained whilst the creation of Titus’s fall from grace keeps the play sophisticated enough to merit the study of it. I do think if you’re a reader that hates Shakespeare, god forbid, then this is a play that may peak your interest. Wherein Shakespeare beats Quentin Tarantino at being Quentin Tarantino. General Introduction
The Chronology of Shakespeare's Works
Introduction, by Jacques Berthoud
The Play in Performance
The Most Lamentable Roman Tragedy of Titus Andronicus
An Account of the Text BEST. REVENGE. STORY. EVER. PERIOD.
The only piece of advice I can give is: Prepare yourself, you are about to enter into a world that knows no bounds when it comes to the old saying "enough is enough." Billy saw the line, spit on the line, and then crossed the line.
If reading Shakespeare isn't high on your list, there is an excellent movie called Titus, starring Anthony Hopkins.
Just try not to read/watch it before supper...it may spoil your appetite.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Like A Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus is part of a grammarschooleducated Shakespeare's crashcourse substitute for a university education. In Errors, he imitated Plautine comedy's plot structure and stock characters, andin an experiment to see just how much fun the form could holddoubled the number of comic misunderstandings by doubling the number of identical twins. In Titus, he imitates the violent plots and magisterial rhetoric of Senecan tragedy, andagain as an experimentdoubles the horrors. In the process, Shakespeare produces for the first time some highly rhetorical, mythologyladen blank verse which flows with a new musical subtlety, and also succeeds in creating overthetop language and grisly tableaux as outrageous and overwrought as a bloodspattered baroque ceilingin other words, exactly the sort of excess that would appeal to an Elizabethan audience.
Is the play intentionally funny? Except for an occasional line here and there, I doubt it. At any rate, if it is supposed to be, it fails. Shakespeare lacked the anarchic temperament necessary to exult in evil for its own sake (as Marlowe so effectively did in the "Jew of Malta"). On the contrary, his early villains are the most convincing when they reveal their vulnerabilityLa Pucelle's terror at her auto da fe, the deformed Gloster's fear of courtly dalliancenot when they revel in their nihilism. Without at least a little love for chaos, there can be no real black comedy, and, if such a love can be deemed an artistic virtue, it is a virtue not found in Shakespeare's character. (Eventually, he would depict the cold manipulative rage of Iago, but it would take ten years of life and craft to give him the tools to do so.)
Although I like this play, I don't believe it is successful. The plot is too mechanical and the horrors too insincere. The Moor's passionate defense of his newborn sona villain displaying his vulnerabilityis the only part of this elaborate bloodbath that touches the human heart. Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare
Titus Andronicus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1588 and 1593, probably in collaboration with George Peele.
It is thought to be Shakespeare's first tragedy and is often seen as his attempt to emulate the violent and bloody revenge plays of his contemporaries, which were extremely popular with audiences throughout the 16th century.
The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths.
It is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work, and traditionally was one of his least respected plays; although it was extremely popular in its day, by the later 17th century it had fallen out of favour.
Titus Andronicus; Jules César; Antoine et Cléopatre; Coriolan, William Shakespeare; traduction de FrancoisVictor Hugo; preface et notices de Germaine Landre. Paris: GarnierFlammarion, 1965 = 1344. 438 Pages.
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عنوان: تیتوس آندرونیکوس؛ نویسنده: ویلیام شکسپیر؛
تیتوس آندرونیکوس یکی از تراژدیهای «ویلیام شکسپیر» است، که بین سالهای 1588میلادی تا سال 1593میلادی نگاشته شده است؛ به نظر میرسد «تیتوس آندرونیکوس» نخستین تراژدی باشد، که شکسپیرِ هماره بزرگوار، آن را نگاشته است، تراژدی که برخی گفته اند شکسپیر، برای رقابت با اثر همدوره اش، یعنی نمایش «خونخواهی» نوشته بود؛ این نمایشنامه خونینترین و خشنترین اثر «ویلیام شکسپیر» است؛ هر چند که این اثر در آن روزها پر بیننده بود، ولی در سده ی هفدهم میلادی، تب محبوبیت آن فروکش کرد؛ در دوره ی «ویکتوریا»، به دلیل آنکه در این تراژدی، مکرراً از صحنه های خشونت آمیز و خونین، استفاده شده بود، از اجرای آن، ممانعت به عمل آمد؛ اما این نمایشنامه، از یالهای میانی سده بیستم میلادی، اعتبار از دست رفته ی خود را بار دیگر به دست آورد؛
نمایشنامه در پنج پرده است؛ تراژدی «تیتوس آندرونیکوس» پس از گذر مدتی کوتاه از مرگ امپراتور روم، آغاز میشود، جایی که دو پسر او «ساتورنینوس (پسر بزرگتر و جانشین واقعی امپراتور)»، و «باسیانوس» برای نمایندگان و مردم، در جایگاه تریبون عمارت پارلمان، برای به دست آوردن جانشینی پس از امپراتور، در حال سخنرانی هستند؛ در این هنگام «مارکوس آندرونیکوس» اعلام میکند، که گزینه ی محبوب امپراتوری روم از سوی مردم، برادرش «تیتوس»، است؛ «مارکوس» در این باره، میگوید مردم همصدا «تیتوس» را به عنوان امپراتوری برگزیدند، چون هیچکس از لحاظ لیاقت، شجاعت و شهامت در روم، از او بالاتر نیست، او از نبردهای طولانی که بر ضد گوتها داشته، و بر آنان پیروز شده، اکنون به روم (رم) بازگشته است. ...؛
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