Titus Andronicus | Critical Essay by Natália Pikli

This literature criticism consists of approximately 27 pages of analysis & critique of Titus Andronicus.
This section contains 7,855 words
(approx. 27 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Natlia Pikli

SOURCE: Pikli, Natália. “The Crossing Point of Tears and Laughter, A Tragic Farce: Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus.AnaChronist (2000): 51-69.

In the following essay, Pikli explores Shakespeare's grotesque blending of violent tragedy and comic farce in Titus Andronicus.

The aged catch their breath, For the nonchalant couple go Waltzing across the tightrope As if there were no death Or hope of falling down; The wounded cry as the clown Doubles his meaning, and O How the dear little children laugh When the drums roll and the lovely Lady is sawn in half. 

(W. H. Auden)

The circus described by the Stage Manager in the Preface of Auden's Commentary on Shakespeare's The Tempest,1 provides a highly revealing picture of the theatre in general, while highlighting how Shakespeare's plays work on stage, and in the theatre of our minds...

(read more)

This section contains 7,855 words
(approx. 27 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Natlia Pikli
Copyrights
Literature Criticism Series
Critical Essay by Natália Pikli from Literature Criticism Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook