‘Titus: Civil War’ Opens
Nov. 28 at Lincoln College
Shakespeare Tragedy Takes the Stage in the
Hostick Experimental Theatre
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[November 06, 2018]
- ‘Titus: Civil War,’ Shakespeare’s most popular play during his
lifetime, is coming to the Hostick Theatre at Lincoln College’s
Johnston Center for the Arts beginning
NOVEMBER 28TH THROUGH
The play will run
Nov. 7-10, with performances at
7:30 p.m. and on Sunday,
Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m.
The play will run November 28th
through December 1st at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday December 2nd at 2:30
Generally known as “Titus Andronicus,” it is thought to be
Shakespeare’s first tragedy and is believed to have been written
between 1588 and 1593. As originally written, the play is the
fictional tale of Titus, a general in the Roman Army who is engaged
in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, queen of the Goths.
For this experimental theatre production, the play
has been set in the aftermath of the American Civil War, during the
reconstruction period. It has been condensed into 13 key scenes and
transliterated by Doug Rosson, lead faculty for the theatre
department at Lincoln College.
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Described as Shakespeare’s bloodiest and most violent work, it
was extremely popular during his lifetime, but fell out of favor by the later
17th century, largely due to its graphic violence. It has enjoyed a revival
beginning in the middle of the 20th century.
Tickets are $5, or $1 for students and seniors. Due to the violence and mature
themes, including murder and rape, audience discretion is advised.
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