Timon of Athens | Critical Essay by Thomas Cartelli

This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of Timon of Athens.
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Critical Essay by Thomas Cartelli

SOURCE: Cartelli, Thomas. “The Unaccommodating Text: The Critical Situation of Timon of Athens.Bucknell Review 29, no. 2 (1985): 81-105.

In the following essay, Cartelli contends that Shakespeare deliberately refused to accommodate the conventional expectations of tragedy in Timon of Athens, and calls the play a “radical experiment in the psychology of theatrical experience.”

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The “corrupt text on the subject of absolute corruption” that is Timon of Athens has attracted a disproportionately small number of sympathetic scholars to the task of making dramatic sense of the play's own disproportionate blend of “icy precepts” and “sweet degrees.”1 The text's very corruption has, moreover, provoked even some of the play's most fervent supporters to attempt the critical transformation of this obviously unpolished play into...

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