Titus Andronicus, a tragedy by William Shakespeare, unfolds a tale of revenge, betrayal, and gruesome violence in ancient Rome. After victorious general Titus returns from war, he becomes embroiled in a cycle of vengeance with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Shakespeare likely wrote the play between 1588 and 1593, during the early years of his career. Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare’s most violent and bloody works, and it explores themes of honor power, and the destructive nature of violence. The play has been adapted for film and television several times, including a 1999 film adaptation directed by Julie Taymor.