Titus Andronicus was one of the most popular plays of Shakespeare’s time. It was first performed in 1594, and was most likely written in 1592. The play tells the story of Titus, a Roman general, who returns home from war with the Goths. He brings with him the Goth queen Tamora and her three sons. Titus’ two sons and Tamora’s husband are killed in battle, and Titus takes Tamora and her sons prisoner. Titus’ daughter Lavinia is raped and mutilated by Tamora’s sons, and Titus takes revenge by killing them. Tamora then takes revenge by killing Titus’ sons and daughter. The play ends with Titus killing Tamora.
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