Tag: Timon of Athens

  • Timon of Athens (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

    Timon of Athens (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

    It’s impossible to get away from Simon Godwin at the moment. His RSC Hamlet has only just finished touring; his Antony and Cleopatra at the National has been winning awards, and he’s just about to take up the artistic directorship of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC, as well as directing a production in Japan later this year. And in […]

  • Timon of Athens (National Theatre) @ The Olivier Theatre, via NT Live

    Timon of Athens (National Theatre) @ The Olivier Theatre, via NT Live

    As has been the case for certain previous NT Live productions, tonight’s broadcast of Timon of Athens marked the end of a lengthy and critically acclaimed run for a major National Theatre production. The use of the live broadcast format as valediction as well as product extension was explicitly referred to by the ever-present Emma Freud, in her opening comment […]

  • Timon of Athens @ Shakespeare’s Globe

    After years of not knowing what answer to give, I recently finally decided that Timon of Athens is my favourite Shakespeare play. Structurally it’s fascinating, built in recurring circles of action that allow examinations of the varoius character types from a variety of angles. The language, as befits a Middleton collaboration, is suitably depraved and visceral, particularly […]

  • Timon of Athens (Cardboard Citizens) @ The Shakespeare Centre

    Timon of Athens (Cardboard Citizens) @ The Shakespeare Centre

    Coming up the stairs of the Shakespeare Centre, we were all given a badge and asked to fill in our name, job title and salary bracket. Then, escorted into a room decorated for a corporate training event, we were fed gold chocolate bars, made comfortable and treated to a series of motivational speeches and powerpoint […]