|Timon of Athens (1623) [Play]|
by William Shakespeare
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(From the publisher):
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.
Original title: Timon of Athens
Genre: Drama and Plays→ English→ Elizabethan
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Complete Works of Shakespeare (1951) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: William Shakespeare