Titus Andronicus

Roman general Titus Andronicus returns with prisoners after a war with the Goths, including Queen Tamora, her sons, and Aaron the Moor. But when emperor Saturninus releases them, Tamora and her sons inhumanely punish Lavinia in revenge. When Titus discovers this vile act against his daughter and who was responsible, he devises his own revenge plan.

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At a Glance

War • Revenge • Politics • Family


Productions, Readings & Workshops

Titus Andronicus

Apothetae Theatre | Reading | January 15, 2021 | Online

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Titus Andronicus

By William Shakespeare
Translation by Amy Freed

Shakespeare’s tragic story of revenge is reimagined for the twenty-first century.  

One of Shakespeare’s goriest plays, Titus Andronicus traces the fall of the Andronicus family in ancient Rome. Clinging to the ways of the past, Titus desperately seeks to remain loyal to the throne as his world crumbles around him. Amy Freed’s translation of Titus Andronicus is careful and meticulous, making small but mighty changes in moments that enhance the drama of each scene. Freed’s version gives this extraordinary play an even faster track on which to run.

Production History

Apr 24, 2017

Translation Reading

One day Reading at Here Arts in NYC.

Produced by:
Play On! / Here Arts / Sally Cade Holmes

Sep 24, 2018

Translation Workshop

2 Day workshop directed by Taibi Magar with full cast in NYC.

Produced by:
Play On! / Holmes Productions

Jun 1, 2019

Play On! Festival NYC

Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by John Doyle with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.

Produced by:
Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

May 22, 2020

FIRST READS: An Online Educational Series

A livestreamed exploration of Titus Andronicus featuring actors from across the country under the direction of Drew Barr.

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