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Author: Pascale Aebischer

Title: Women Filming Rape in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

Subtitle: Jane Howell and Julie Taymor

Journal: Études anglaises: Revue du monde anglophone

Volume: 55

Issue: 2

Year: April-June 2002

Pages: 136-147

ISSN: 0014-195X – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1965-0159 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: English History | Representations: Films / Titus, Titus Andronicus


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Author: Pascale Aebischer, Department of English, University of

Abstract: »Jane Howell’s 1985 BBC video of Titus Andronicus and Julie Taymor’s 1999 feature film Titus were both directed by women at historical moments of high awareness of the social, political, and cultural importance of the issue of rape. The article investigates the directors’ representations of Lavinia’s rape and murder and suggests that, to differing degrees, both directors subsume Lavinia’s more horrific injuries under Titus’s suffering and end up siding with Titus in their representation of Lavinia’s murder as a mercy killer.« (Source: Études anglaises)

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