Timon of Athens (The New Cambridge Shakespeare series) / Edition 1

Timon of Athens (The New Cambridge Shakespeare series) / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare, Karl C. Klein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521294045

ISBN-13: 9780521294041

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Karl Klein introduces Shakespeare's play as a complex exploration of a corrupt, moneyed society, and Timon himself as a rich and philanthropic nobleman who is forced to recognize the inherent destructiveness of the Athenian society from which he retreats in disgust and rage. Klein establishes Timon as one of Shakespeare's late works, arguing that evidence for other

Overview

Karl Klein introduces Shakespeare's play as a complex exploration of a corrupt, moneyed society, and Timon himself as a rich and philanthropic nobleman who is forced to recognize the inherent destructiveness of the Athenian society from which he retreats in disgust and rage. Klein establishes Timon as one of Shakespeare's late works, arguing that evidence for other authors is inconclusive. He shows the play to be neither tragedy, satire nor comedy, but a subtle and complete drama whose main characters contain elements of all three genres.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521294041
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: date, the play and its themes, critical approaches, the play on the stage, the 1999 RSC production (A. R. Braunmuller); Narrative and dramatic treatments of the Timon legend from Lucian to The Comedy of Timon' authorship; The Timon legend; List of characters; The play; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Reading list.

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