Shakespeare's genius was omni-directional. Point him in a direction -- any direction -- and off he went, pushing the selected genre to new heights of greatness. But he didn't stop with the comedy/tragedy/history trifecta. He also gave the "Shakespeare treatment" to a genre we might today call "body horror," the stuff of midnight-movie shockers. Savage and sublime, brutal and beautiful, Titus Andronicus is Shakespeare for Tarantino fans, a blackly comic revenge story told in extremes. General Titus Andronicus returns victorious from battle with the imprisoned Queen Tamora, her lover, and her sons. Despite Tamora's pleadings, Titus hands over her eldest son for sacrifice and sets in motion a cycle of violence that races to a vicious conclusion. Now Seattle Shakespeare Company stages this rarely seen masterwork at Center Theatre.
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