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'A Fifty-Minute Titus Andronicus' by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff - additional information.

'A Fifty-Minute Titus Andronicus' by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
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Period and Geography
Location: Rome. Time Period: Ancient
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 6
Setting: Garden, Forest, Wilderness, Castle Interior, Castle Exterior and Street
Set Requirements: Furniture Only and Multiple levels
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
Unspecified ages
 Language Advisory:Help
Swearing rate: 2 rude words per thousand
We have identified the following types of language in the text:
Mild swearwords
Potential blasphemy
Sexual slurs
In addition to the text, the "Producer's Copy" of the Script includes the following:
A list of the required properties
A list of the required sound effects
A lighting plot
Abridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
When Roman general Titus Andronicus returns victorious from the wars against the Goths, he resolves to be king-maker, rather than taking the role of emperor for himself. Having lost many of his sons in the fighting, Titus has the eldest son of Tamora, captive Queen of the Goths, sacrificed to the gods. When Tamora is freed by the new Emperor, she and her lover Aaron set about avenging themselves - a feud that is tragic for all concerned.
Bill Tordoff started this series as abridgements for primary schools. We think that some of the themes in Titus are too adult for that demographic!
Asides: This is not for the faint-hearted, though John Webster probably enjoyed it, and Mrs Lovett would have learned a thing or two.


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