William Shakespeare is known for his tragic plays, in fact Shakespearean tragedy is a literary drama classification with a unique entity.
Characters suffer the most horrid and human fates, ambition and revenge lead their steps to a fatal destiny of blood and death. These most surrealist stories have fascinated generations of readers for their raw representation of human nature; crude and destructive sometimes, passionate and loving others. Inspired by his tragic works we have tried to translate the Shakespearean imaginery into our personal vision.
Feel the black ink flow like warm blood from thy fingers.
‘Farewell, my sons: see that you make her sure.
Ne’er let my heart know merry cheer indeed,
Till all the Andronici be made away.
Now will I hence to seek my lovely Moor,
And let my spleenful sons this trull deflow’r.’
Titus Andronicus, Act II, Scene III
‘Why hast thou slain thine only daughter thus?’
‘Not I; ’twas Chiron and Demetrius:
They ravish’d her, and cut away her tongue;
And they, ’twas they, that did her all this wrong.’
Titus Andronicus, Act V, Scene III
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Titus Andronicus (1588-93), William Shakespeare.
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