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Titus Andronicus (1985, Jane Howell)

TitleTitus Andronicus
Release LocationsGB
DirectorJane Howell
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 30 mins
Audiencecollege and university
SeriesThe Shakespeare Plays


This BBC production filters Shakespeare's oddest "tragedy" (actually it's closer to melodrama), through the sharp eye of director Jane Howell. Best known for her work with the minor tetralogy (1-3H6 and R3), Howell in this Titus again shows how to work miracles with scarce resources. The spoken words remain those of Shakespeare, but the imaginative visual effects that supplement them are uniquely Howell's

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

TitusTrevor Peacock
MarcusEdward Hardwicke
LuciusGavin Richards
MartiusTom Hunsinger
QuintusCrispin Redman
MutiusMichael Packer
LaviniaAnna Calder-Marshall
Young LuciusPaul Davies-Prowles
PubliusPaul Kelly
Third Goth And SemproniusDerek Fuke
Fourth Goth And ValentinePeter Searles
AemiliusWalter Brown
CaptainDerek Fuke
ClownTim Potter
SaturninusBrian Protheroe
BassianusNicholas Gecks
TamoraEileen Aikins
AlarbusPeter Searles
DemetriusNeil McCaul
ChironMichael Crompton
AaronHugh Quarshie
NurseDeddie Davies
First Goth And CaiusJohn Benfield
Second GothPaul Kelly
MessengerJohn Benfield

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJane Howell
ProducerShaun Sutton
Literary ConsultantJohn Wilders
EditorRon Bowman
ComposerDudley Simpson
ChoreographyMalcolm Ranson
Production ManagerAnthony Garrick
MakeupCecile Hay-Arthur
CostumesColin Lavers
LightingSam Barclay
Vision MixerShirley Coward
Visual EffectsColin Mapson
SoundChick Anthony
CameraGarth Tucker
ProductionTony Burrough
Production AssociateFraser Lowden
Production AssistantGlenys Williams
PropertiesMagda Olender
Floor ManagerB. Carver
OtherS. Edwards

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell