Timon of Athens | Critical Review by Patrick Carnegy

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Timon of Athens.
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Critical Review by Patrick Carnegy

SOURCE: Carnegy, Patrick. “Rout of the World.” Spectator 283, no. 8926 (4 September 1999): 38-40.

In the following review, Carnegy assesses Gregory Doran's direction of Timon of Athens for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.

The RSC [Royal Shakespeare Theatre] rounds off what's been a strong season with Gregory Doran's arresting production of one of Shakespeare's most uncomfortable and seldom-given plays. Timon of Athens, we just about remember, is the one about the man who spends the first half of the play as a munificent philanthropist and the second as a beggared misanthropist.

It was clever to have paired it in repertory with Antony and Cleopatra for the plays are proximate in Shakespeare's output. In both the hero's downfall is triggered by a fatal lack of judgment, Antony's unhinged by infatuation with Cleopatra, Timon's by intoxication with his wealth's power...

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