September Books 14) Titus Andronicus

14) Titus Andronicus, by William Shakespeare

The first thing to say is that this is a really violent play. One tally has the average rate of atrocities at one every 97 lines. Living as I do in a country where the public torture and mutilation of criminals and religious or political dissidents is no longer practiced as state policy, it’s quite difficult to relate to the stream of rapes, mutilations, stabbings and executions which drive Titus Andronicus

Well, that was more entertaining than I expected. Next up is The Taming of the Shrew.

Henry VI, Part I | Henry VI, Part II | Henry VI, Part III | Richard III | Comedy of Errors | Titus Andronicus | Taming of the Shrew | Two Gentlemen of Verona | Love’s Labour’s Lost | Romeo and Juliet | Richard II | A Midsummer Night’s Dream | King John | The Merchant of Venice | Henry IV, Part I | Henry IV, Part II | Henry V | Julius Caesar | Much Ado About Nothing | As You Like It | Merry Wives of Windsor | Hamlet | Twelfth Night | Troilus and Cressida | All’s Well That Ends Well | Measure for Measure | Othello | King Lear | Macbeth | Antony and Cleopatra | Coriolanus | Timon of Athens | Pericles | Cymbeline | The Winter’s Tale | The Tempest | Henry VIII | The Two Noble Kinsmen | Edward III | Sir Thomas More (fragment)

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  1. I infer that you are making the assumption that the “remnant UK” will keep 100% of the subs, warheads, and missiles, and that Scotland’s share will be 0%.

    Once explained above that the SNP does not want nuclear weapons in Scotland, this made sense to me, presuming also that the SNP is likely to be running things if indeed independence does occur.

    But as a naive observer, I was not going to make the assumption that the rUK gets everything, and Scotland gets nothing. Is this even part of the debate?

    (Were I running a small nation, I would not want the hassles that come with nuclear weapons. I know that the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus handed over their bombs to Russia.)

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