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Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens is a bitterly intriguing study of a fabulously rich man who wastes his wealth on his friends, and, when he is finally impoverished, learns to despise humanity with a hatred that drives him to his grave. The play's plot structure is schematically clear, and the poetry of Timon's rage is arresting in its savage intensity. Yet readers have often detected loose ends, and the tone of writing is uneven.

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  • "Timon of athens"
  • "Shakespeare's tragedy of Timon of Athens"@en
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  • "Timon of Athens"
  • "Life of Timon of Athens"
  • "Tragedy of Timon of Athens"@en

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  • ""Timon of Athens" is a bitterly intriguing study of a fabulously rich man who wastes his wealth on his friends, and, when he is finally impoverished, learns to despise humanity with a hatred that drives him to his grave. The play's response to matters topical in Jacobean London sharpens its thrust as satire. Yet the setting in ancient Athens allows it to read as a timeless fable, deeply relevant to a modern society that sees itself as pursuing material prosperity to the point of self-destruction. The first half of the play offers a satirical vision of a world of artifice and insincerity. The second half is a startlingly experimental drama in which a succession of Timon's real and false friends unsuccessfully challenge his commitment to his life as a misanthropic recluse in the woods. The play's plot structure is schematically clear, and the poetry of Timon's rage is arresting in its savage intensity. Yet readers have often detected loose ends, and the tone of writing is uneven. In his introduction, John Jowett explains how these characteristics arise because the play was written as a collaboration between Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton.; This edition pays full justice to Middleton's presence, explaining how his contribution gave the play its distinctive edge. We as readers need to read this play as a dialogue between writers of different temperaments, and this edition is the first to make such a reading possible. The introduction provides the fullest account of the play's performance history available. The commentary is the most detailed ever to have been published. Appendices include source materials and a listing of major productions world-wide."
  • "Timon of Athens is a bitterly intriguing study of a fabulously rich man who wastes his wealth on his friends, and, when he is finally impoverished, learns to despise humanity with a hatred that drives him to his grave. The play's plot structure is schematically clear, and the poetry of Timon's rage is arresting in its savage intensity. Yet readers have often detected loose ends, and the tone of writing is uneven."@en
  • "Timon is a wealthy and generous Athenian gentleman. He gives a large banquet, attended by nearly all the main characters. Timon gives away money wastefully, and everyone wants to please him to get more, except for Apemantus, whose cynicism Timon cannot yet appreciate."
  • "The fabulously rich Timon believes all his friends to be as open-hearted and generous as himself. But when his wealth suddenly evaporates, he discovers the truth, and his altruism turns to a bitter hatred of mankind."
  • "I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation. (Patrick Stewart) The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged. Each volume features: * Authoritative, reliable texts * High quality introductions and notes * New, more readable trade trim size * An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts"@en

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  • "Elektronisches Buch"
  • "Dramat angielski"@pl
  • "Dramat angielski"
  • "Tragedia angielska"@pl
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  • "Electronic books"
  • "Erzählende Literatur"
  • "Ressources Internet"

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  • "Tymon Atenczyk"
  • "The life of timon of athens ed. by stanley T. Williams"
  • "Timon of Athens"@en
  • "Timon of Athens"
  • "The Life of Timon of Athens. Edited by Maurice Charney"@en
  • "The Life of Timon of Athens"@en
  • "The Life of Timon of Athens"
  • "Tymon Ateńczyk"
  • "Tymon Ateńczyk"@pl
  • "...Timon of Athens"
  • "... The life of Timon of Athens"@en
  • "Timon of Athens : the life of Timon of Athens"
  • "Timon of Athens: The Life of Timon of Athens. The Oxford Shakespeare"
  • "Life of Timon of Athens"
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  • "The life of timon of athens"
  • "The life of Timon of Athens"@en
  • "The life of Timon of Athens"
  • "The life of Timon of Athens : [the works of Shakespeare]"
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