Discusses director Julie Taymor's 1999 film "Titus" in relation to Shakespeare's first tragedy. Includes issues of violence, director's visual style & imagery.
# 10774 | 1,125 words | 2 sources | 2001 |
Published on May 15, 2003 in Drama and Theater (English) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Shakespeare (Other Plays and Comparisons)
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From the Paper:" Any production of Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus, has to take a position regarding the play's seriousness and Julie Taymor's 1999 film version, Titus, establishes her intentions immediately. She will not only take it seriously she will look to the text for universal lessons about violence. The film's opening sequence also makes clear, however, that she will not offer a literal-minded production but will work freely in visual terms, and in supplementing the text as she sees fit, in order to produce the meanings she hopes to draw from the play. It is easy, however, to forget all about her serious intentions as one sits back and enjoys the nearly irresistible brilliance of the spectacle that Taymor creates. Yet, even though the viewer can be pleased by the sheer fun that is involved in the costumes, the music, the acting, and the.."
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