Word and Action in ‘Titus Andronicus’

In my last post (part one of this discussion), I talked about the delicate balance between word and action that must be persevered in Shakespeare’s narrative poem, ‘The Rape of Lucrece’. This post will be concerned with Shakespeare’s bloody play, Titus Andronicus, and the role that rhetoric and action play in that text. Shakespeare does something […]

Word and Action in Shakespeare’s ‘The Rape of Lucrece’

The two things that I find most compelling in William Shakespeare’s work are his use of language, his rhetoric that is at once beautiful, captivating and often heartbreaking, and the violence that permeates so many of his texts. Today I’d like to discuss exactly that: word and action in two of my favourite works by […]