Having subdued the Goths, conquering hero Titus Andronicus returns to Rome to bury his sons, with the Goth Queen Tamora and her retinue as captives. Titus sacrifices Tamora's eldest son to the gods and helps Saturninus become the new Roman emperor. But when Saturninus chooses Tamora as his wife, an unstoppable wave of bloody revenge is unleashed...
- BBC Shakespeare Collection: Titus Andronicus review by Pete W
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Shakespeare's version of a revenge play is certainly full of gore and horror. Murder abounds, three hands and one tongue get hacked off, two characters get fed to another in a pie and I almost forgot the rape. As with the majority of the BBC Shakespeare, the settings are quite theatrical but there is a strong cast overall. Trevor Peacock and Edward Hardwicke as the elder Adronici are very good. The 100% evil character Aaron the Moor is suitably over the top as portrayed by Hugh Quarshie.