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  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    This time I liked Timon less than the two other times I have read it Much of it is probably not even by Shakespeare and although Middleton does his professional best to keep the first few acts chugging along most of it lacks the spark of genius There are moments in Timon s rants which are characteristically Shakespearean, memorable not only for their poetic intensity but also for the savagery of their vitriol, but they are not enough to save this cynical pageant no, it is nothing close to This time I liked Timon less than the two other times I have read it Much of it is probably not even by Shakespeare and although Middleton does his professional best to keep the first few acts chugging along most of it lacks the spark of genius There are moments in Timon s rants which are characteristically Shakespearean, memorable not only for their poetic intensity but also for the savagery of their vitriol, but they are not enough to save this cynical pageant no, it is nothing close to a tragedy of a man of extremes who passes from gullibility to misanthrope without any discernible struggle or anagnorisis Sure, it sounds a little like Learbut Lear trust me it ain t


  2. Justin Tate Justin Tate says:

    This is Shakespeare s best kept secret After reading Coriolanus and watching the incredible movie I began to wonder what other masterpieces hid in Shakespeare s complete works Now that I ve read them all, I feel safe saying that Timon of Athens is my favorite of all the generally undiscussed plays The conflict is timeless, the pages and pages of insults are hilarious, and the characters are all peak Will in my opinion If you like Shakespeare even a little, you got to read Timon.


  3. Bradley Bradley says:

    Of all his plays, this is probably the most maligned, it being perhaps a collaboration with Middleton, but any way you look at it, it is a striking piece.The simple plot gives way to wild passions and simple fortunes and some of the broadest brush strokes I ve ever seen It s also as stark as death.From great fortune and flatterers surrounding him, Timon is the absolute Good Man who gives away all his fortune to hear the praise of assholes When he loses it all and asks for help from all his so Of all his plays, this is probably the most maligned, it being perhaps a collaboration with Middleton, but any way you look at it, it is a striking piece.The simple plot gives way to wild passions and simple fortunes and some of the broadest brush strokes I ve ever seen It s also as stark as death.From great fortune and flatterers surrounding him, Timon is the absolute Good Man who gives away all his fortune to hear the praise of assholes When he loses it all and asks for help from all his so called friends, they spit in his eye He goes mad, hating all mankind and goes to live as the basest beggar, wildly exhorting all comers to do evil upon everyone else, to break and spite and die.Finding fortune under his feet, even as he s digging tubers to eat, serves him nothing at all He hates, and gives away his wealth to old friends who happened upon him, to whores, thieves, and lickspittles, all to just get rid of them The bile from Timon s mouth is pretty awesome The man has gone from pure goodness to pure rageful spite overnight, and one thing that most readers or viewers of this play might discover is that there is no third act Its message is as plain and stark as day, even if some of the secondary characters make interesting counterpoints, such as in not wanting so as to not to welcome either happiness or grief, or the last note in the music, where compromise and peace has got to be a better note to go out on than Timon s.For when he dies, he dies hating all humanity, and there is no quarter, no justice, and only abject nihilism Of course people aren t going to like this play BUT.If you re of a certain twisted temperament and like a twisted tale that defies expectations, such as an esoteric bad horror fan or a devotee of Samuel Beckett, then you might just discover that this little jewel might fit in your dark hearted crown, or at least in a shit stain d seat of honor Tis dark Very dark Expect no light or quarter


  4. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    Here lies a wretched corse, of wretched soul bereft Seek not my name a plague consume you wicked caitiffs left Here lie I, Timon who, alive, all living men did hate Pass by and curse thy fill, but pass and stay not here thy gaitWilliam Shakespeare, Timon of AthensA pretty straightforward problem play Rich man gives away all his money and misjudges friends Becomes a misanthrope Finds a fortune and tries to destroy Athens Some good, even great lines, but judged against Shakespeare s beHere lies a wretched corse, of wretched soul bereft Seek not my name a plague consume you wicked caitiffs left Here lie I, Timon who, alive, all living men did hate Pass by and curse thy fill, but pass and stay not here thy gaitWilliam Shakespeare, Timon of AthensA pretty straightforward problem play Rich man gives away all his money and misjudges friends Becomes a misanthrope Finds a fortune and tries to destroy Athens Some good, even great lines, but judged against Shakespeare s best or hell, just judged by the books on either side it doesn t quite seem upto par I do think, however, it is under performed Timon is a great character The later Timon reminds me a bit of the Merchant of Venice Sometimes, when I am in the right mood, Shakespeare s nihilistic plays problem plays seem to hit the right spot When, however, I am feeling a bit better, they do seem a bit too dark and overly pessimistic about the human condition This play is one of the least of his problem plays It is dark, but just not the highest quality of pessimism Spotty Some of the best linesWho lives that s not depraved or depraves Who dies, that bears not one spurn to their gravesOf their friends gift I should fear those that dance before me nowWould one day stamp upon me t has been done Men shut their doors against a setting sunAct 1, Scene 2O my good lord, the world is but a word Were it all yours to give it in a breath, How quickly were it goneAct 2, Scene 2Men must learn now with pity to dispense For policy sits above conscienceAct 3, Scene 2Look thee, tis so Thou singly honest man,Here, take the gods out of my miseryHave sent thee treasure Go, live rich and happy But thus condition d thou shalt build from men Hate all, curse all, show charity to none,But let the famish d flesh slide from the bone,Ere thou relieve the beggar give to dogsWhat thou deny st to men let prisons swallow em,Debts wither em to nothing be men likeblasted woods,And may diseases lick up their false bloods And so farewell and thriveAct 4, Scene 3Would thou wert clean enough to spit uponAct 4, Scene 3I ll beat thee, but I should infect my handsAct 4, Scene 3As the moon does, by wanting light to give But then renew I could not, like the moon There were no suns to borrow ofAct 4, Scene 3


  5. leynes leynes says:

    Now that I ve finished Timon, I only have threeplays left until I will have read Willy s entire body of work like what Timon of Athens is an amazing play It combines everything I love about Willy s work a sulky ruler who is also overly dramatic and ridiculous, the best exchange of blows you will see in all of Shakespeare yes, we have Apemantus to thank for that and just overall an absurd plot, where the chaos and catastrophe could ve easily been prevented, had one character been gr Now that I ve finished Timon, I only have threeplays left until I will have read Willy s entire body of work like what Timon of Athens is an amazing play It combines everything I love about Willy s work a sulky ruler who is also overly dramatic and ridiculous, the best exchange of blows you will see in all of Shakespeare yes, we have Apemantus to thank for that and just overall an absurd plot, where the chaos and catastrophe could ve easily been prevented, had one character been graced with one 1 brain cell, but alas here we go again In the beginning, Timon is a wealthy and generous Athenian gentleman He hosts a large banquet, attended by nearly all the main characters aka dem greedy bitches Timon gives away money wastefully, and everyone wants to please him to get , except for Apemantus, who has looked through the flatterers hypocrisies and Flavius good ole Flavius , who is managing Timon s money, and knows that there isn t much left Lmao He warns Timon in the best way ever O my good lord, the world is but a word Were it all yours to give it in a breath, How quickly were it gone but to no one s surprise, Timon doesn t heed their counsel because he thinks he knows everything better and keeps spending money lavishly.Apemantus put it perfectly when he said O, that men s ears should be To counsel deaf, but not to flattery And he turned out to be right one day, Timon s creditors show up to make their demands for immediate payment, and wait for it Timon cannot pay DUH As one of the creditors put it so wonderfully I fear tis deepest winter in Lord Timon s purse , well said LMAO Timon cannot pay, and sends out his servants to make requests for help from those friends he considers closest And, get this, none of his friends are willing to help him out pretends to be shocked Timon then shows what a true drama queen he is because instead for looking at his own faults, he reprimands Apemantus and Flavius the only two good hoes in this play , and then proceeds to host a petty party for his so called friends At this party he is serving his friends rocks and lukewarm water I MEAN we gotta love a petty queen Timon sprays them with the water, throws the dishes at them, drives them out and flees his home WHAT AN EXIT Honestly Iconic Timon kind of has a thing for throwing things at people, because he ll exhibit that behaviour again Cursing the city walls, Timon goes into the wilderness and makes his crude home in a cave, sustaining himself on roots Yup, there we have it again, folks In true Willy Shakes fashion, we are faced with another man who s turning mad in the woods My favorite part about Timon s antics is that he s just so ridiculous and over the top At one point he literally says I am Misanthropos, and hate mankind I mean, can you chill You re the one who has been mis managing your money Get your shit together In the woods, Timon encounters numerous people and these interactions are honestly the most funniest scenes I ve ever read in all of Shakespeare Alcibiades, accompanied by two prostitutes, Phrynia and Timandra, confronts Timon in the woods, but Timon is having none of it and actually tells the prostitutes to keep their job, so that they can spread diseases like, what see Be a whore still they love thee not that use thee Give them diseases, leaving with thee their lust And he also addresses them in the following manner Hold up, you sluts, I literally hollered out loud Timon has no chill whatsoever.After Alcibiades leaves, Timon encounters Apemantus, and their exchange of blows is a beautiful sight to behold There are so many good insults there, I need to write all of them down and start using them in my daily life My favorite one by far is when Timon says to Apemantus Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon I AM DYING More people search for Timon in the woods but they re all irrelevant and none can convince him to come back to Athens This mess of a play actually ends with Timon dying in the wilderness I mean MOOD and Alcibiades marching on Athens deservedly so, if you ask me Herman Melville considered Timon to be among the most profound of Shakespeare s plays, and in his 1850 review Hawthorne and His Mosses writes that Shakespeare is not a mere man of Richard the Third humps, and Macbeth daggers, but rather it is those deep far away things in him those occasional flashings forth of the intuitive Truth in him those short, quick probings at the very axis of reality these are the things that make Shakespeare, Shakespeare Through the mouths of the dark characters of Hamlet, Timon, Lear, and Iago, he craftily says, or sometimes insinuates the things, which we feel to be so terrifically true, that it were all but madness for any good man, in his own proper character, to utter, or even hint of them This play is extremely accessible and super fun to read I, for my part, had a blast and would highly recommend it I totally don t understand why it s so overlooked Maybe because it s a problem play Or because it was written in collaboration Who knows It s pretty awesome


  6. Robert Robert says:

    I really read this here Shakespeare s least popular play, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton who wrote at least the whole of Act 3 Timon is astonishingly one dimensional both as a play and a character who falling from power through naive and extreme generosity, turns into an extreme exemplar of misanthropy when he finds his friends faithless It s like Lear raging against his fate but for two actsthe passion and vitriol is magnifi I really read this here Shakespeare s least popular play, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton who wrote at least the whole of Act 3 Timon is astonishingly one dimensional both as a play and a character who falling from power through naive and extreme generosity, turns into an extreme exemplar of misanthropy when he finds his friends faithless It s like Lear raging against his fate but for two actsthe passion and vitriol is magnificently expounded but it does pall after a while It s also a surprising contrast to the famously complex characterisation found in Shakespeare s major Tragedies The plot is also exceedingly simplistic, evenso than a lot of the shenanigans of the Comedies.Middleton s contributions, whilst not reaching the heights of Shakespeare s are nevertheless not bad in any way Reading Shakespeare s collaborative plays is teaching me that many of his contemporaries, whether rivals or colleagues, were very able dramatists and worth pursuing on their own merits Jonson is widely considered closest in stature to Shakespeare but Middleton is the collaborator adaptor of MacBeth, which is many people s favourite Shakespeare play and his passages here stand up pretty well, too I am, therefore, looking forward to tackling Thomas Middleton The Collected Works which cost a fortune but was a very well received gift This feels in some ways like very early Shakespeare and it is therefore surprising to find it is supposed to have been written between the Quarto Lear and MacBeth Some believe that the misanthropic tone professed by Timon, along with the already noted similarity to Lear s raging, are indicative of some kind of crisis in Shakespeare s life during this period that left him feeling exceedingly negative about human nature if so, it might also explain why the late comedies are darker in tone, too.I find myself in agreement with the critics who say Timon is great poetry but not great drama and that most audiences will little appreciate it because they will not be in sympathy with its mood


  7. Melora Melora says:

    Wow Okay, that was just awful Gives King Edward IIIserious competition in the race to the bottom It s like someone said to Shakespeare, Bet you can t make aunlikeable protagonist than Titus Andronicus, and Shakespeare said, Oh yeah Timon has the good luck to be born to wealth and position in Athens, and manages to blow through absolutely all of his money by endlessly playing the Lord Bountiful, ignoring the protests of hissensible steward, glorying in the flattery and sycoph Wow Okay, that was just awful Gives King Edward IIIserious competition in the race to the bottom It s like someone said to Shakespeare, Bet you can t make aunlikeable protagonist than Titus Andronicus, and Shakespeare said, Oh yeah Timon has the good luck to be born to wealth and position in Athens, and manages to blow through absolutely all of his money by endlessly playing the Lord Bountiful, ignoring the protests of hissensible steward, glorying in the flattery and sycophantic sucking up of toadies Where he might be sympathetic as an excessively compassionate sort if he gave away all his money to people in real need, Timon s generosity seems to be directed mostly at comfortably well off friends He hauls out his jewel chest at parties, ostentatiously handing out gems as party favors, and, remembering that a friend admired the horse he was riding recently, announces Tis yours, because you lik d it He s maybe a step away from lighting his cigars with 100 bills Until the funds are all gone And, shocker, his buddies no longer care about him Who, in the noble Timon s estimation, is to blame for his downfall Himself, perhaps, and his own reckless irresponsibility His friends, who enjoyed his largesse but don t want to help him when he s in trouble Nope ALL MANKIND That s who s to blame All the women, maidens, toddlers, infants, slaves, old men, etc of Athens Spare not the babe, whose dimpled smiles from fools exhaust their mercy think it a bastard, whom the oracle hath doubtfully pronounc d the throat shall cut, and mince it sans remorse Swear against objects, put armor on thine ears and on thine eyes, whose proof nor yells of mothers, maids, nor babes, nor sight of priests in holy vestments bleeding, shall pierce a jot There are a few amusing exchanges, and Timon s steward is a lovely, devoted fellow who does his level best, but his master is an idiot and a jerk This is a relatively short play, but it sure felt like it went on forever


  8. Jim Jim says:

    Even in William Shakespeare s minor plays can the reader descry a certain magnificence, accompanied by a glory of language that no writer today can match The Arden edition I read was almost as insistent in its footnotes as one of the Variorum editions of the Bard, but past the first scenes, the main text carried me along and I did not have to refer to the copious footnotes unless I ran into too strange a usage.Timon of Athens Arden Shakespeare is a rather simple story which can be summarized Even in William Shakespeare s minor plays can the reader descry a certain magnificence, accompanied by a glory of language that no writer today can match The Arden edition I read was almost as insistent in its footnotes as one of the Variorum editions of the Bard, but past the first scenes, the main text carried me along and I did not have to refer to the copious footnotes unless I ran into too strange a usage.Timon of Athens Arden Shakespeare is a rather simple story which can be summarized in a single sentence A wealthy patron gives his all, but imprudently donates himself into dire poverty, and finding himself unable to borrow from the friends he has enriched, becomes a misanthrope in the wilds.But there are three characters who make Timon of Athensthan a straight up and down tragedy in a minor key First there is Alcibiades, who while not a beneficiary of Timon s generosity, is a true friend Then there is the philosopher Apemantus, who mocked Timon while he was wealthy, and now mocks him when he is a hermit Finally, there is Timon s honest steward, whose goodness runs contrary to most of the other characters, even Alcibiades and Apemantus.Then there is the language Live loath d, and long,Most smiling, smooth, detested parasites,Courteous destroyers, affable wolves, meek bears,You fools of fortune, trencher friends, time s flies,Cap and knee slaves, vapours, and minute jacks Of man and beast the infinite maladyCrust you quite o er And then again Come not to me again but say to Athens,Timon has made his everlasting mansionUpon the beached verge of the salt flood,Who once a day with his embossed frothThe turbulent surge shall cover.Perhaps this is not Hamlet or Lear or Macbeth, but it is nonetheless truly wondrous


  9. Bruce Bruce says:

    Timon of Athens seems not to have been staged during Shakespeare s lifetime Some have claimed that it was never completed, and others have viewed it as the collaborative effort of Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton It has sometimes been viewed as a weak play with cardboard characters, but it is probably increasingly relevant to our own day, our own culture It is the story of philanthropy and misanthropy, of patronage and ingratitude, of wealth and poverty.The plot is easily told Timon is a ric Timon of Athens seems not to have been staged during Shakespeare s lifetime Some have claimed that it was never completed, and others have viewed it as the collaborative effort of Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton It has sometimes been viewed as a weak play with cardboard characters, but it is probably increasingly relevant to our own day, our own culture It is the story of philanthropy and misanthropy, of patronage and ingratitude, of wealth and poverty.The plot is easily told Timon is a rich man, a patron and philanthropist, who lives beyond his means and eventually is called upon by his creditors to pay the piper Turning to those whom he has helped to in turn help him, he experiences nothing but excuses and rejection Enraged, he leaves his friends and his city, Athens, becomes an impoverished and bitter hermit, and dies alone There are four major characters in the play, the remainder of the large cast being faceless caricatures whose roles are to be greedy and accepting when Timon has something to give, harsh and rejecting when he needs their help In addition to Timon himself, characters of importance are Flavius, his steward, loyal to and caring for him to the end, never bitter despite Timon s continual rejection of his advice when the latter dissipated his wealth in unwise giving Apemantus the Cynic, friend to and critic of Timon, a grouchy and warning voice throughout the play, the philosopher who sees the venality and hypocrisy of the mob and the foolishness of Timon and Alcibiades, another hater of the Athenians but for different reasons they have unjustly condemned to death one of his friends a figure who is sympathetic toward Timon and also attacks Athens, at the end having mercy upon the citizenry It is Alcibiades who has the final words of the play Except for a few whores, there are no women in this play, no love subplot The narrative is linear, straightforward, almost allegorical There are parallels to the Book of Job, although these should not be overemphasized The story itself comes from Plutarch s Lives.Timon s persona during the play s first half is almost too stereotyped, although this might be said of the play s second half as well Yes, he is altruistic and benevolent, but one senses his enjoyment of his patronizing role He certainly assumes that his good works entitle him to the gratitude and assistance of those he has benefited And his profligacy and failure to use his wealth wisely are not admirable During the second half his bitterness and rage are unrelieved, putting him beyond the capacity for looking at life and fate rationally Timon s longer speeches are powerful and moving, bordering as they do at times on rant.The play raises interesting contemporary issues, as mentioned above, and staged creatively it cannot help but lead the viewer to reflect upon current society and economics as well as trans historical human characteristics


  10. Brian Brian says:

    I am sick of this false world Timon of Athens is clearly a lesser work of Shakespeare s, but it is not the horrid play that some say it is I gave Timon of Athens a 3 star rating compared to other Shakespeare, not to literature as a whole The Bard is in a class of his own.Essentially the plot is that Timon is lavish and generous with his wealth, and when he loses it he finds out that he is surrounded by false friends and he descends into pure loathing for humanity and never recovers from I am sick of this false world Timon of Athens is clearly a lesser work of Shakespeare s, but it is not the horrid play that some say it is I gave Timon of Athens a 3 star rating compared to other Shakespeare, not to literature as a whole The Bard is in a class of his own.Essentially the plot is that Timon is lavish and generous with his wealth, and when he loses it he finds out that he is surrounded by false friends and he descends into pure loathing for humanity and never recovers from those feelings.There really are some excellent moments in this piece, and at times, I found the writing to be stellar Timon gives a speech in Act 1 2 about friendship that is simply beautiful The dramatic irony for the reader that he is saying this about people who will never exemplify the virtues of friendship gives it evenpower Act 4 2 contains a touching scene of loyalty and kindness Flavius Timon s steward is such a decent fellow again this contrast made evenapparent by false friends and when the play bogs down in nihilism moments like these will keep you from becoming too depressed This text also boats the character of Apemantus, one of the funniest cynical philosophers that Shakespeare ever created A fun character to see a talented actor play.Then we get to Act 4 3, one of the most resentful in all of Shakespeare, and a long scene to boot Timon now broke and friendless rages at the world and its inhabitants The scene begins and ends in deep bitterness Timon s hatred for humanity will depress the reader a little The scene also contains a long exchange of insults between Timon and Apemantus that would be fun to watch listen too, but overall it does not lift the mood of the scene Timon of Athens is a good play up until the end of Act 4 3, but after that, it stumbles Act 5 is confusing, boring, dominated by less than secondary characters and one of the most unsatisfying conclusions in all of Shakespeare.Lovers of Shakespeare should know this piece Some may like it, as I do But I can understand why you wouldn t.As for the Pelican Shakespeare series, they are my favorite editions since the scholarly research is usually top notch and the editions themselves look good as an aesthetic unit It looks and feels like a play and this compliments the text s contents admirably The Pelican series was recently reedited and has the latest scholarship on Shakespeare and his time period Well priced and well worth it


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