RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

Monday, September 18, 2017, 7:00 pm
Folger Theatre


The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. 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).

The runtime for this screening is approximately 2 hour, 45 minutes, with a 20-minute intermission.

Learn more at the RSC Live website.