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Titus Andronicus By William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus
by William Shakespeare

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Opponents of Titus Andronicus have abhorred its apparently gratuitous violence and uneven verse. Alan Hughes takes the play seriously, arguing for its unity of theme and its grim humour. His account of criticism and stage productions shows that Titus is the work of a brilliant stage craftsman.
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Titus Andronicus Summary


Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus is still regarded by many as a bad play of dubious authorship. Its adversaries have abhorred its apparently gratuitous violence and uneven verse. Since 1945, however, the play has increasingly been taken seriously in both the theatre and the study: the violence and cruelty it depicts were disconcertingly matched by the events of two world wars. Alan Hughes joins those critics who take the play seriously, arguing for its unity of theme and tone and its grim humour; this is the work of a brilliant stage craftsman, confident in his handling of space, movement, and verse. The critical account of the play's fortunes is integrated within a description of major modern productions. In addition Professor Hughes supplies a complete stage history and an appendix which explores how the play might have been performed at the Rose playhouse in London, which has recently been excavated.

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Titus Andronicus Reviews


"The great strength of Hughes's edition is its attention to the theatrical aspects of the play, including an appendix showing how a small cast of fourteen could conceivably have performed it. His discussion of the play in performance is illuminating..." SEL

Table of Contents


Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Textual analysis; Appendices; Reading list.

Additional information

GOR003214037
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
The New Cambridge Shakespeare
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1994-09-01
182
0521293723
9780521293723
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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