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Titus Andronicus (edition 1984)

by William Shakespeare, George Peele (Author), Eugene M. Waith (Editor)

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Title:Titus Andronicus
Authors:William Shakespeare
Other authors:George Peele (Author), Eugene M. Waith (Editor)
Info:Oxford University Press, USA (1984), Paperback, 240 pages
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Tags:William Shakespeare, Shakespeare plays, early modern plays, renaissance drama 1485-1659, [New] Oxford Shakespeare, George Peele, plays

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A little to gory for my taste. I don't remember where this was, but there was a part where there was about 4 murders in 20 lines. ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
This was surprisingly easy to follow for such a complex plot line. It is Shakespeare's first tragedy and, compared to his others, not as well developed. But the seeds of elements from all of his other tragedies are in this. Especially interesting is the villain, Aaron the Moor, who is a less developed Iago. Though the play is very interesting from the standpoint of seeing how far Shakespeare developed as a dramatic playwright, it is so incredibly violent. So much of the violence occurs so suddenly that it is shocking even while just reading it in manuscript form. Can't wait to see what the Utah Shakespeare Festival handles this one! ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was surprisingly easy to follow for such a complex plot line. It is Shakespeare's first tragedy and, compared to his others, not as well developed. But the seeds of elements from all of his other tragedies are in this. Especially interesting is the villain, Aaron the Moor, who is a less developed Iago. Though the play is very interesting from the standpoint of seeing how far Shakespeare developed as a dramatic playwright, it is so incredibly violent. So much of the violence occurs so suddenly that it is shocking even while just reading it in manuscript form. Can't wait to see what the Utah Shakespeare Festival handles this one! ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Titus Andronicus is a celebrated Roman general who brings Tamora, Queen of the Goths back to Rome as a prisoner. He sacrifices her oldest son to avenge the deaths of two of his sons in battle. She gets her chance for revenge when the Roman emperor takes her for his wife. In the interest of glossing over most of the gore in this play, let’s just say that Titus and Tamora spend all five acts killing and disfiguring various members of each other’s families.

Although the revenge play may have been popular in Shakespeare’s day, the genre is a bit hard to swallow today. Nevertheless, this play is well-done, and although it’s not one of my favorites of Shakespeare’s work, I still enjoyed reading it. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
Well, I hope my Berkeley students enjoyed the insanity because this play certainly lives up to its hype.
  Marjorie_Jensen | Nov 12, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
William Shakespeareprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bate, JonathanEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Peele, GeorgeAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bate, JonathanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Berthoud, JacquesIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brissaud, PierreIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Farjeon, HerbertEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ridley, M. R.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Waith, Eugene M.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, John DoverEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Noble patricians, patrons of my right,
Defend the justice of my cause with arms,
And, countrymen, my loving followers,
Plead my successive title with your swords:
I am his first-born son, that was the last
That wore the imperial diadem of Rome;
Then let my father's honours live in me,
Nor wrong mine age with this indignity.
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Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671722921, Mass Market Paperback)

FOLGER Shakespeare Library

The world's leading centerfor Shakespeare studies

Each edition includes:

· Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

· Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

· Scene-by-scene plot summaries

· A key to famous lines and phrases

· An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language

· An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

· Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Alexander Leggatt

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

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Presents Shakespeare's tragedy of the cruelties and excesses of the Roman court.

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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014071491X, 0141019662

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