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Timon of Athens : The Oxford Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

Timon of Athens

The Oxford Shakespeare

Paperback Published: 1st April 2009
ISBN: 9780199537440
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 15+ years old

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Timon of Athens is a bitterly intriguing study of a fabulously rich man who wastes his wealth on his friends, and, when he is finally impoverished, learns to despise humanity with a hatred that drives him to his grave. The play's plot structure is schematically clear, and the poetry of Timon's rage is arresting in its savage intensity. Yet readers have often detected loose ends, and the tone of writing is uneven. In his introduction, John Jowett explains how these characteristics arise because the play was written as a collaboration between Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton. This edition pays full justice to Middleton's presence, explaining how his contribution gave the play its distinctive edge. Readers need to read this play as a dialogue between writers of different temperaments, and this edition is the first to make such a reading possible.
The introduction provides the fullest account of the play's performance history available. The commentary is the most detailed ever to have been published. Appendices include source materials and a listing of major productions worldwide.

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...highly recommended * Dieter Mehl, Archiv *

ISBN: 9780199537440
ISBN-10: 0199537445
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 15+ years old
For Grades: 10+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st April 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 12.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.4

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