The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0834 Friday, 21 December 2007
From: Chris Jacobs <
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
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.
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