SATURNINUS – son of the late Emperor of Rome, and afterwards declared Emperor
BASSIANUS – brother to SATURNINUS, in love with LAVINIA
TITUS ANDRONICUS – a noble Roman, general against the Goths
MARCUS ANDRONICUS – tribute of the people, and brother to TITUS
LUCIUS, QUINTUS, MARTIUS, MUTIUS – sons to TITUS ANDRONICUS
YOUNG LUCIUS – a boy, son to LUCIUS
PUBLIUS – son to MARCUS the tribune
AEMILIUS – a noble Roman
ALARBUS, DEMETRIUS, CHIRON – sons to TAMORA
AARON – a Moor, beloved by TAMORA
A captain, tribune, messenger, and clown – Romans
Goths and Romans
TAMORA – Queen of the Goths
LAVINIA – daughter to TITUS ANDONICUS
A nurse, and a black child
Kinsmen of TITUS, senators, tribunes, officers, and attendants
Rome, and the country near it.
Scene i: Rome. Before the Capitol.
Scene i: Rome. Before the palace.
Scene ii: A forest near Rome. A lodge is seen at a distance.
Scene iii: A lonely part of the forest.
Scene iv: Another part of the forest.
Scene i: Rome. A street.
Scene ii: Rome. A room in Titus’ house. A banquet set out.
Scene i: Rome. Before Titus’ house.
Scene ii: Rome. A room in the palace.
Scene iii: Rome. A public place.
Scene iv: Rome. Before the palace..
Scene i: Plains near Rome.
Scene ii: Rome. Before Titus’ house.
Scene iii: Rome. A pavilion in Titus’ garden.
Act II: Scene iii
AARON: He that had wit would think that I had none,
To bury so much gold under a tree,
And never afterward to inherit it.
Let him that thinks of me so abjectly
Know that this gold must coin a stratagem,
Which, cunningly effected, will beget
A very excellent piece of villany:
And so repose, sweet gold, for their unrest
That have their alms out of the empress’ chest.