Titus Andronicus: Critical Essays


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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Editorial Reviews

One of the most controversial plays in the Shakespearean canon, Titus Andronicus has been often performed and thoroughly analyzed in the 20th century. The first section of this collection provides critical essays, both old and new, concerning the historical and literary aspects of the play. The second section offers reviews of particular stagings of the play throughout the world from 1857 through the early 1990s. Includes b&w photographs. No index. Only some articles provide notes and references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815311591
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Series: Shakespeare Criticism Series , #12
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Introduction
Titus Andronicus and the Critical Legacy 3
Early Shakespeare 59
Shakspere and His Predecessors - Titus Andronicus 61
How Titus Andronicus Looks Forward to Shakespeare's Later Plays 65
The Authorship of Titus Andronicus 75
The Metamorphosis of Violence in Titus Andronicus 99
"Wilderness of Tigers": Structure and Symbolism in Titus Andronicus 115
Titus Andronicus: The Form of Shakespearian Tragedy 129
Aaron 147
The Stranger in Shakespeare: Aaron 157
The Hybrid Image in Shakespeare: Aaron 163
Rape and Revenge in Titus Andronicus 171
Titus Andronicus: Rome and the Family 195
To Starve with Feeding: Shakespeare's Idea of Rome 225
A Margin for Error: Rhetorical Context in Titus Andronicus 233
Performing Texts in Titus Andronicus 249
Titus Andronicus 261
Making More of the Moor: Aaron, Othello, and Renaissance Refashionings of Race 265
Cultural Disintegration in Titus Andronicus: Mutilating Titus, Vergil, and Rome 285
"Come Down and Welcome Me to this World's Light": Titus Andronicus and the Canons of Contemporary Violence 305
"That Ravenous Tiger Tamora": Titus Andronicus's Lusty Widow, Wife, and M/other 317
"Upon Her Wit Doth Earthly Honor Wait": Female Agency in Titus Andronicus 333
Courting in Dumb Show: An Editorial and Theatrical Modification in the Text of Titus Andronicus 347
"O Cruel, Irreligious Piety!": Stage Images of Civil Conflict in Titus Andronicus 357
To the Reader 375
A Review of Ira Aldridge's Titus at the Britannia, Huxton [1857] 377
Titus at the Old Vic, 1923 381
Staging of Titus Andronicus Gives Alpha Delta Phi Place in Shakespearean History, Yale University [1924] 385
Red Meat at Stratford: Titus Andronicus Makes Its Bow at the Memorial Theatre [1955] 389
Shakespeare - Cruel and True [Peter Brook's Titus, 1955] 393
Titus Andronicus: A Crimson-Flushed Stage! [Titus in 1955] 399
Titus Andronicus [at Center Stage, Baltimore, 1967] 411
Titus Andronicus [At the Delacorte Theater, 1967] 413
Titus Andronicus in South Africa, 1970: Bard Shocks Capetown 417
A Director's Perspective: Shakespeare at the Champlain Shakespeare Festival, 1972 419
Titus Andronicus at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festivals, 1977, 1989: A Director's Points of View 423
At Last - Titus Andronicus at Stratford: It Was Worth the Long Wait [1978] 425
Titus Andronicus Screams in a Whisper [1980] 427
Titus at the University of Toronto, 1985 431
Shaping a Gory Classic for TV [1985] 435
Titus Andronicus at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 1986 439
Directing Titus Andronicus in China, 1986 441
Titus Andronicus at Stratford-on-Avon, 1988 451
Titus Andronicus [at the RSC, Stratford-on-Avon, 1988] 453
The Conceptualization and Realization of Violence in Titus Andronicus [1988] 459
The New Jersey Shakespeare Festival: Titus Andronicus, 1989 467
Daniel Mesguich and Barbarism [1989] 471
Connoisseur of Cruelty [Titus in Rome, 1989] 473
Peter Stein's Titus at the Teatro Genova, 1990 477
Titus Andronicus at the 1990 Utah Shakespeare Festival: A Director's Notes 483
Titus Andronicus in Japan 487
"Seeking the Soul with a Dagger": Titus Andronicus in Germany 495
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