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Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

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 Titus AndronicusBy  William Shakespeare
 
Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus...............................................................................................................3 Act 1................................................................................................................................3SCENE I. Rome. Before the Capitol. The Tomb of the ANDRONICI appearing.....................................................................................................................................3 Act 2..............................................................................................................................20SCENE I. Rome. Before the Palace.......................................................................20SCENE II. A forest near Rome. Horns and cry of hounds heard......................25SCENE III. A lonely part of the forest..................................................................26SCENE IV. Another part of the forest..................................................................37 Act 3..............................................................................................................................40SCENE I. Rome. A street.......................................................................................40SCENE II. A room in Titus's house. A banquet set out......................................50 Act 4..............................................................................................................................53SCENE I. Rome. Titus's garden............................................................................53SCENE II. The same. A room in the palace.........................................................57SCENE III. The same. A public place...................................................................65SCENE IV. The same. Before the palace..............................................................69 Act 5..............................................................................................................................73SCENE I. Plains near Rome..................................................................................73SCENE II. Rome. Before TITUS's house.............................................................78SCENE III. Court of TITUS's house. A banquet set out....................................85
 
Titus Andronicus
Act 1
SCENE I. Rome. Before the Capitol. The Tomb of the ANDRONICIappearing 
 Enter the Tribunes and Senators aloft. And then enter below, SATURNINUS and hisFollowers from one side, and BASSIANUS and his Followers from the other side, withdrum and colours
 
SATURNINUS
 Noble patricians, patrons of my right,Defend the justice of my cause with arms,And, countrymen, my loving followers,Plead my successive title with your swords:I am his first-born son, that was the lastThat wore the imperial diadem of Rome;Then let my father's honours live in me,Nor wrong mine age with this indignity.
BASSIANUS
 Romans, friends, followers, favorers of my right,If ever Bassianus, Caesar's son,Were gracious in the eyes of royal Rome,Keep then this passage to the CapitolAnd suffer not dishonour to approachThe imperial seat, to virtue consecrate,To justice, continence and nobility;But let desert in pure election shine,And, Romans, fight for freedom in your choice.
 Enter MARCUS ANDRONICUS, aloft, with the crown
 
MARCUS ANDRONICUS
 Princes, that strive by factions and by friendsAmbitiously for rule and empery,Know that the people of Rome, for whom we standA special party, have, by common voice,In election for the Roman empery,Chosen Andronicus, surnamed PiusFor many good and great deserts to Rome:A nobler man, a braver warrior,Lives not this day within the city walls:

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