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Timon of Athens (1981)

Timon loves to give parties and objects to friends, but when he cannot pay his creditors, his "friends" refuse to help him, and he becomes a misanthropic hermit.

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Poet
John Bird ...
Painter
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Merchant
David Kinsey ...
Jeweller
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Timon
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Flavius
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Old Athenian
Max Arthur ...
Lucilius
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Apemantus
Geoffrey Collins ...
Flaminius
Terence McGinity ...
Servilius
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Alcibiades
Hugh Thomas ...
Lucius
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Lucullus
Donald Gee ...
Ventidius
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Timon loves to give parties and objects to friends, but when he cannot pay his creditors, his "friends" refuse to help him, and he becomes a misanthropic hermit.

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16 April 1981 (UK)  »

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The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Timon of Athens  »

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Michael Bogdanov was originally hired to direct this adaptation, but he left the project when the producers refused to allow him to do the play in modern dress. He was replaced as director by producer Jonathan Miller. See more »

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Version of Timon d'Atenes (1992) See more »

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Poor piece of Shakespeare
27 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I know that Timon of Athens is not the best of Shakespeare plays, and I would rank it near the bottom of his list.

This version of Timon of Athens lacked many things; pace, energy and most of all Shakespearian techniques. There was a clear lack of orchestration from all members of the cast, the use of pause was found all over the place and the rhythm of the pentameter was non existent. I had hoped that this was to be a good piece of Shakespearian drama, especially having seen the cast list and yet I found it very disappointing and would not recommend to anyone, especially not fans of Shakespeare.


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