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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0834  Friday, 21 December 2007

From:		Chris Jacobs <
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Date:		Friday, 21 Dec 2007 08:38:01 +0800
Subject:	Titus and the Gods

Whilst going through the initial stages of preparing to direct a 
production of Titus Andronicus for the first time of asking, it struck 
me that there exists within the text a greater than usual number, almost 
amounting to a plethora, of allusions to the ancient  Gods of Greece and 
Rome.

Whilst such allusions occur within a great number of the Bard's plays, I 
have not noticed such a preponderance as exists in TA.

I wonder what might account for this... if indeed there is any truth in 
my observation, since I must admit to not having specifically searched 
for 'quantities' of such allusions elsewhere.

So, before undertaking the task of revisiting the entire canon in order 
to discover the relevant facts, perhaps others may have some material 
information or opinion on the subject.

Kindly
Christopher Jacobs
<www.stagesense.com>

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