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William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus

Synopsis
Feature length low-budget film shot on digital video. A modern re-telling of Titus Andronicus featuring the disaffected youth culture of the ‘Goths’ and fervent lobbyists from the Saturnius and Bassianus ‘parties’. The film’s press release states that ‘whereas other adaptations of the play, such as Julie Taymor’s TITUS, have concentrated on the more sensational and violent aspects of the play, Richard Griffin’s vision highlights the intrigue and complex cycle of vengeance triggered by one person’s lack of compassion and a senseless act of violence. Nigel Gore brings humanity and passion to a character long neglected in the history of drama’.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2000
Duration
167 mins
Availability
No archive copy or distributor found (2007)

Credits

Director
Richard Griffin
Producer
Christopher Pierson; Zoya Pierson
Cinematographer
Jeffrey Long
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
Richard Griffin
Music
Geoffrey Hudson
Production Design
Raven Latourneau
Cast
Nigel GoreTitus Andronicus
Kevin ButlerAaron
Zoya PiersonTamora
Chris PerrottiMarcus Andronicus
Molly LloydLavinia
Chris CapalboLucius
Christopher PiersonSaturninus
Dan WelchEmillius
Eric CutlerChiron
Gary LargeMartius
Kate LohmanClown
Kevin CostaBassianus
Mark BursonYoung Lucius
Michael SablonePublius
Raven LatourneauValentine
Rudy SandaQuintus
Sandra T. CullenCaius
Thomas RoacheDemetrius

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Titus Andronicus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Estimated budget $12,000
General
The film’s tagline is ‘The Nightmare of the retribution, the fraility of the human soul and the madness of one man’.

Shot entirely in Providence, Rhode Island.
Reviews
Janusonis, Michael ‘The best revenge’. The Providence Journal (August 25 2000) (full text available at www.projo.com).

Online Availability

Online URL
http://titusandronicus.8m.com/tituspage.html

Production Company

Name

South Main Street Productions

Address
USA

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