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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Titus
Anthony Hopkins as Shakespeare's Titus

Director Julie Taymor won a Tony Award for her stage version of The Lion King. This month, she makes her film debut with a screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus (opening January 28). Four hundred years ago, English theater didnt have to compete with television. But it did face stiff competition from other venues says Julie Taymor.

JULIE TAYMOR : "You had public executions on one corner and bear baiting on the other and you had the dramatist who had to do something very alluring to get their audiences."

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