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Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s tragedy of blood-thirsty and violent revenge, was extremely popular in his own life-time, but subsequently, fell out of favour with audiences who did not want to watch such horrors at the theatre. According to an entry...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 May 2013

Slaughter in the streets: Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus

Desmond Heeley’s design for Laurence Olivier as Titus This post was always going to be about Titus Andronicus. But it was going to be about the designs for the 1955 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre production of the play, put on at a time when it was...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 May 2013

“You Shall Piece it Out With a Piece of Your Performance”

There are parts of my middle school English curriculum that I find to be really boring to teach.  For example: grammar.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m as much a geek for grammar as the next – but teaching it can be a drag… explaining rules, drilling...
From: Folger SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY on 7 Feb 2013

Titus Andronicus

In a recent article in The Guardian (1/1/13), Brian Cox talks about his first performance for the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing the lead character in Titus Andronicus which, if you’ve read some of my other blog entries, you’ll remember...
From: Folger SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY on 8 Jan 2013

Brian Cox’s Titus Andronicus: “the greatest stage performance I’ve ever given”

Brian Cox in Titus Andronicus Earlier in the week  an interview with Brian Cox (the actor not the scientist) was published in which he commented that the production of Titus Andronicus in the Swan Theatre in 1987 was “the most interesting thing...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Jan 2013

Bad Bard Encounters?

As a self-proclaimed Shakespeare fanatic, I take it for granted that anyone would not be completely enthralled with reading, reciting, or otherwise obsessing over iambic pentameter. What’s not to love? Shakespeare has something for everyone. I equate...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 16 Nov 2012

Ballads or stern and bloody banquets

An interesting woodcut came to my attention this week as I was reading through handfuls (or screenfuls) of broadside ballads.  It was typically crude, very violent, and strangely unfit for the subject matter.  Indeed, the illustration accompanies a...
From: Tympan and Frisket on 12 Oct 2012

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