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Public Lab’s “Titus”: Mayhem and bloodshed, just in time for the holidays

Depending on how you look at it, Titus Andronicus is either an amusing and gruesome example of a young Shakespeare trying (and by all contemporary accounts succeeding) to write a hit appealing to the Groundlings’ baser instincts, or a woeful, contemptible abomination from the pen that would later write Hamlet and Othello. Don’t worry about deciding right now; that debate’s been going on for more than 400 years. But you might want to keep in mind that there’s a nifty new staging of Titus, starring consummate character actor Jay O. Sanders, up at the Public Lab right now. (FULL ARTICLE: Charles Isherwood, The New York Times)