The Oxford Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus

William Shakespeare
Edited by Eugene M. Waith
Published by Oxford University Press

Shakespeare's first foray into the revenge tragedy. Its horrors are notorious, but its powerful poetry of grief is the work of a true tragic poet. Published by Oxford University Press.

Believed by many to be Shakespeare's earliest work, Titus Andronicus was probably written in the 1580s or early 90s. The play is Shakespeare's bloodiest, with rape, mutilation and 14 killings, nine of them on stage. Yet the violence and spectacle of the play never overshadows the verse, Shakespeare's command of language and his vivid characters provide a fascinating foretaste of the great tragedies.

240 pages
Printed on Caxton Wove Off-White paper
Bound in buckram with a printed paper label
Coloured endpapers
Spine blocked in gold
Head and tail bands
8¾” x 5½”
Published by Oxford University Press

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