Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens
“These words are razors to my wounded heart.”
“We have seen better days.”
—Timon of Athens
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide fresh new editions of the two great tragedies: Titus Adronicus, a graphic story of revenge, and Timon of Athens, a cautionary tale about false friends and unearned loyalty.
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
• original Introductions to Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work
• commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers
• photographs of key RSC productions
• an overview of Shakespeare’s theatrical career and chronology of his plays
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
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Acknowledgments and Picture Credits
Aaron actor Alcibiades Antony and Cleopatra Antony Sher APEMANTUS audience Bassianus blood Brian Cox brother CAPHIS characters Chiron Chiron and Demetrius comedy costumes Critical death Demetrius doth Elizabethan Emillius emperor empress Enter Exeunt Exit feast ﬁnd ﬁrst Flaminius Flavius Folio fool fortune friends give gods gold Goths Gregory Doran grief hand hast hath heart honour horror Iohn Iuly kill King Lavinia live look Lucullus Marcus MARTIUS Michael Pennington misanthropy Mutius noble PAINTER performance play play's POET production queen rape revenge Richard Roman Rome running scene Saturninus SENATOR sense SERVANT Servilius sexual Shakespeare sons sorrow speak stage sweet Tamora tears tell theater thee thine Thomas Middleton thou art Timon of Athens Titus Andronicus tongue Tragedy tribune villain violence whore words Young Lucius Yukio Ninagawa