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Titus Andronicus


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"Titus Andronicus"
Excerpt from Act 2, Scene 4 :Another part of the forest.

Actors: Julian Glover (Marcus), Nancy Carroll (Lavinia)

Clip length: 1 min 23 sec
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In the dying light of Empire, natural born killer Titus must avenge the honor of his daughter, and preserve the glory of Rome.

An eye for an eye, a tongue for a hand, a hand for a head.

Rated NC-17. Contains scenes of murder, dismemberment, murder, rape, murder, cannibalism, murder and baking.

"I'm not sure if my mouth is watering or if I've just bitten off my own tongue, Clarice."
- Annabelle Lectern


aka "The Most Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus"

Written in collaboration with George Peele, probably around 1590 to 1591

First published 1594

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You can read the full text of
"Titus Andronicus" at
"Titus Andronicus: Entire Play"

You can find a full synopsis of
"Titus Andronicus" at
"Shakespeare Resource Center - Titus Andronicus"

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