Titus Andronicus | Critical Review by Martha Nochimson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Titus Andronicus.
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Critical Review by Martha Nochimson

SOURCE: Nochimson, Martha. Review of Titus. Cineaste 26, no. 2 (2001): 48-50.

In the following review of Titus, Nochimson highlights the cinematic innovations of director Julie Taymor's anachronistic adaptation of Titus Andronicus, and praises the individual performances of Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, and Harry Lennix in the film.

Julie Taymor's film Titus, adapted from Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, makes manifest why this play, once considered so inferior that scholars doubted its paternity, has recently gained a new lease on life. Taymor herself mounted the play in 1994 for Theatre for a New Audience at St. Clement's Church in New York City and has used the cinematic medium to open up her own well-regarded stage production. Film has increased Taymor's options, or perhaps more accurately she has seized upon them, to render Shakespeare's play a mirror for the horrific violence of the twentieth century and to...

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