- Wednesday | September 21, 2016
- 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- The Free Library of Philadelphia; 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Parkway Central Library)
- Box Office: 215-496-8001
“Titus Andronicus: The Elizabethan Chainsaw Massacre”
Led by scholar-in-residence, Dr. Annalisa Castaldo
In the late 1580s, Thomas Kyd wrote The Spanish Tragedy (a play which culminates in a man biting his own tongue off) and started a craze for inventively bloody revenge plays. Shakespeare said “I can do that” and did. In spades. A play so unrelentingly violent that for almost 300 years people pretended it wasn’t by Shakespeare (people who clearly should have been pretending King Lear was by someone else as well)!
Admission is free with advance registration. Lecture is held at The Free Library of Philadelphia (Parkway Central). Free street parking after 5pm.