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Timon of Athens - William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton
Timon of Athens
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192814975 (0192814974)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
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3.0 Timon of Athens / William Shakespeare
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. This is probably the Shakespearean play that I like the least of those that I ...
Julian Meynell's Books
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3.0 Shakespeare's Timon of Athens
Timon of Athens is amongst the most obscure of Shakespeare's play and apparently most modern academics think that it was a collaboration with Thomas Middleton. It is without any doubt the weakest play by Shakespeare that I have personally read. The plot is very simplistic. Essentially, Timon trie...
Reading Adler's List
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2.0 Timon of Athens (Shakespeare, Pelican)
From one extreme to the other, Timon goes from beloved and gratuitous gift-giver to famed misanthrope. The connection between these two extremes is the selfishness of his friends. Those willing to take from him express no genuine willingness to give back.I didn’t walk away with much from this play...
janeg
janeg rated it
Despite seeming two dimensional and simplistic, this play is nothing short of intriguing.
lonesomepoint
lonesomepoint rated it
I would just mention that this is the most satiric Shakespearean play I've read; its protagonist, a rich fool who throws money around-- mainly on parties for his hangers-on--comes off as ridiculous rather than "tragic."
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