Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus play is set in Rome and in a forest and on plains near and around Rome. The action takes place around historical events in the fifth century AD.
Date written: 1593
Genre classification: Titus Andronicus is generally regarded as one of Shakespeare’s tragedies.
Main characters in Titus Andronicus: Titus Andronicus is a Roman general and a hero, who has won many victories for Rome. The people choose him as emperor but he turns it down.
Aaron , a Moor, is very much a villain. He’s a murderer who finally meets an horrific death.
Tamora is the queen of the Goths. She is captured by Titus and brought to Rome. Saturnius sets her free and she sets out to take revenge on Titus and to destroy his family. See a full list of characters in Titus Andronicus.
Titus Andronicus themes: Titus Andronicus is about revenge, betrayal and villainy for its own sake.