Titus Andronicus is believed to be written between 1588 and 1593. Shakespeare’s bloodiest play is the story of a Roman general’s violent vicious circle of revenge and counter-revenge.
The brothers Saturninus and Bassianus are in contention for the Roman emperorship.
Titus Andronicus, Rome’s most honoured general, returns from wars against the Goths with their queen, Tamora, her sons and her lover, Aaron the Moor, as captives. Her eldest son is sacrificed by Titus; she vows revenge.