RSC, Live Broadcast
When a society is oppressed, it becomes violent. This Shakespeare play is still relevant today.
DIRECTOR: Blanche McIntyre
STARRING: David Troughton
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play, Titus Andronicus.
Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.
Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.
Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).