Film

RSC Live: Timon of Athens

Director
Simon Godwin
Certificate
12A
Running Time
210 mins

Wealthy and generous Athenian Timon (Kathryn Hunter) has it all. Until she doesn’t. When the loot runs out, so do all the sycophants and freeloaders. Her influence evaporates too, so she flees the city to take refuge in the woods, cursing the city she once loved.

If you’ve ever wondered whether money can truly buy happiness, you’ll be delighted to learn that Shakespeare addressed that very subject in this rarely staged, searingly misanthropic play. Simon Godwin‘s gender-swap production is a timely satire on greed and the worship of wealth.

 

By robin askew, Friday, Oct 25 2019

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