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Timon of Athens

William Shakespeare

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The Life of Timon of Athens is a play by William Shakespeare about the fortunes of an Athenian named Timon (and probably influenced by the philosopher of the same name, as well), generally regarded as one of his most obscure and difficult works. Originally grouped with the tragedies, it is generally considered such, but some scholars group it with the problem plays. The play has caused considerable debate among scholars. It is oddly constructed, with several lacunae (gaps) and for this reason is often described as unfinished, multi-authored, and/or experimental. No precise date of composition can be given and, while most place it as close but prior to the late romances, theories posited have ranged broadly from Shakespeare's first work to his last. It is usually grouped with the tragedies (as in the First Folio), though some scholars have placed it with the problem comedies despite the death of its title character. Source material includes Plutarch's "Life of Alcibiades" and Lucian's dialogue, Timon the Misanthrope. The play had not been published prior to its inclusion in the First Folio (1623). (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Apemantus: Martin Geeson Alcibiades: Marty Kris Caphis; Soldier: David Nicol Cupid; Timandra; Third Senator; Varro's Servant: Elizabeth Klett First Bandit; First Varro's Servant; Lucullus: Delmar H. Dolbier First Lady; Phrynia: Sandra G First Lord; Others: Lars Rolander First Senator: Bruce Pirie First Servant: Elaine Webb Flaminius: thebicyclethief Flavius: Peter Bishop Fool; Titus; Ventidius: Amy Gramour Fourth Lord; Lucius Servant; Others: Max Körlinge Hortensius; Jeweller: Timothy Ferguson Lucilius: TriciaG Merchant; Servilius: Sebastian Stephenson Messenger; Page: ChyAnne Donnell Painter; Second Stranger; Others: Nigel Boydell Poet; Third Stranger; Others: Bob Gonzalez Second Bandit; Sempronius: Ric F Second Lord; Others: David Goldfarb Second Senator; Old Athenian; Third Servant; Isadore's Servant; Others: Algy Pug Second Servant; Second Varro's Servant: John Fr

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

2h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:52