Kerry Kastin, Vince Gatton, and Gretchen Egolf in Titus Andronicus at HERE, produced by the New York Shakespeare Exchange. Photo by Kalle Westerling.

Seeing Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlainethe Great in December had left me with an unsavory craving for Elizabethan gore. Ross Williams’s take on Titus Andronicus for the New York Shakespeare Exchange at SoHo’s HERE Arts Centerlooked like an ideal excuse to return to the abattoir. Tamburlaine boasted the cutting out of a tongue, parents killing their children, virgins impaled on spears, kings bridled and yoked to a chariot, a king in a cage, two suicides in cages,...

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