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Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome (2008, The Bell Shakespeare Company)

TitleAnatomy Titus Fall of Rome
Year2008
Theater CompanyThe Bell Shakespeare Company
Theaters
Release LocationsAustralia
Start Date2008-09-05
End Date2008-12-06
Play ConnectionsTitus Andronicus (adaptation)
SettingRome

Description

In a powerful co-production with Queensland Theatre Company, Michael Gow directs an extraordinary work, Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome, a reworking of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, by German playwright and director Heiner Müller. Set in Rome in the aftermath of war between the Romans and the Goths, Titus Andronicus, an honourable war general, returns to his home only to find himself caught in a sordid web of unrest and upheaval, on both political and personal fronts. As Titus moves from triumph to tragedy through the shattering consequences of revenge, the message of the futility of war is resounding. After opening in Brisbane, Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome will tour to the following locations: Canberra (The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre), Sydney (Playhouse, Sydney Opera House), and Melbourne (Merlyn Theatre, Malthouse).

The Bell Shakespeare Company — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

TitusJohn Bell

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichael Gow
TranslatorJulian Hammond
Written byHeiner Müller

Company Overview

Theater Company The Bell Shakespeare Company

Production information courtesy of: The Bell Shakespeare Company [website]