Friday, October 19, 2012
Titus returns from battle heroic,
But Queen of Goths wants revenge upon him;
Rapes his daughter, cuts off her hand – it’s sick,
Kills his sons, cuts off his hands, things are grim.
Shakespeare as horror? I’ve done it before,
This play is the earliest torture porn;
Daughter’s blood is spilled all over the floor,
On stage: from three bodies, three heads are torn.
This was an eighties BBC movie,
Production quality bad, acting good;
Taymor did a more visceral, queasy
Version of this play if you’re in the mood.
Not a haiku, a horrorthon sonnet,
Mix things up in front of the TV set.
Posted by Trevor at Friday, October 19, 2012