Want to know where Titus Andronicus is set? Shakespeare set Titus Andronicus in ancient Rome, though it’s difficult to say exactly when, and in whose reign. Shakespeare has created an impression of ancient Rome without being specific. It’s a terrifying Rome: it’s not the Rome of the Caesars, a civilized place, but a Rome where things like cannibalism, rape, ritual murder, and all kinds of violence are daily occurrences. Shakespeare very cleverly creates a Rome effect by quotations that seem to anchor the audience in the idea of Rome by using references to the Roman culture that the audience would have been familiar with.

The map below shows all the locations Shakespeare used for Titus Andronicus, and below the map is a text list of the locations. When you click a pin on the map it opens to show all of the settings used within the location, using Shakespeare actual wording. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, click the icons on the map for more information, or use the list of all map pins below the Titus Andronicus settings map: