Timon of Athens | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Leo Rockas

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Timon of Athens.
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Critical Essay by Leo Rockas

SOURCE: “Notes Toward a More Finished Timon,” in Essays in Arts and Sciences, Vol. VII, May, 1978, pp. 21-35.

In the following essay, Rockas examines the inconsistencies in the play and suggests possible revisions that Shakespeare may have intended to make.

There is a controversy over whether and to what extent Timon is an “unfinished” play. The case was suggested by such critics as Ulrici, E. K. Chambers, and Una Ellis-Fermor, and has been challenged by others, notably by A. S. Collins and E. A. J. Honigman.1 It is certainly impossible to dispute Honigman's claim that the “inconsistencies and loose ends” in the play “confirm its authenticity,”2 because Shakespeare is often guilty of these; the question is really how many and what kind of loose...

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