Additional Resources for Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare

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Charney, Maurice. "Timon of Athens." In All of Shakespeare, 309-18. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

From a book written specifically for students, this chapter on Timon covers several aspects of the play and emphasizes its satiric elements. In addition to an extended evaluation of Timon as a less than tragic figure, Charney comments on the character of the steward and discusses at length the dramatic function of the poet and the painter, whom he regards as satirical figures.

Farley-Hills, David. "Anger's Privilege: Timon of Athens and King Lear." In Shakespeare and the Rival Playwrights, 1600-1606, 166-206. London: Routledge, 1990.

Farley-Hills views Timon of Athens as a satire on mankind's obsession with wealth and materialism. In this kind of drama, he asserts, each character has a symbolic role rather than an individual personality. It is Farley-Hills's opinion that "Of all Shakespeare's tragic heroes, Timon is the least open to psychological...

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