First readthrough and discussions.
Act 1 – WTF
Violence on and off
Titus and PTSD
Religion and politics
Has the play intensified over time?
How do you cut someone’s hand off?
How do you stage Act 1? Cast requirements?
Why doesn’t Titus talk to us?
A group-focused masterclass exploring the strengths and dangers of applying concepts and choosing settings for Shakespeare plays. What factors inform a production’s choice of setting? How might applying a concept enhance or hinder the story? Using examples from the group’s experiences of doing or watching Shakespeare, and testing ideas against scenes from Titus Andronicus, we aim to tackle head-on the key first questions of any Shakespeare production – “when do we set it? where do we set it? how do we stage it?”