Taymor Tackles Titus

Titus, Julie Taymor's film version of William Shakespeare's first, and bloodiest, play, is purposefully not set in any defined period. "It has nothing to do with historical authenticity," says Taymor, TCI and Tony Award-winning director and designer of The Lion King, along with such other theatre pieces as Juan Darien, The Green Bird, and, as it happens, Titus Andronicus. "The entire film is seen from the point of view of a 12-year-old child. In the opening scenes, he mixes his toy soldiers

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