Now showing: Timon of Athens

And so, my friends, it begins. Timon of Athens. Not oft produced, problematic, Timon of Athens.

Having just closed the book, honestly, I’m not sure I can take Timon for two months… so maybe I’ll try to push through as if I was back in my play-a-month days (or is that daze?)…of course, doing a one-and-a-half month cycle would free up the holidays… hmmmm. Decisions, decisions. Or who the heck knows, maybe in the deeper dive I can latch onto something…

We shall see… and speaking of seeing, here are some visual representations of the play…

Wyndham Lewis: back cover of his Timon of Athens portfolio (courtesy Folger Library)
Wyndham Lewis: back cover of his Timon of Athens portfolio (courtesy Folger Library)
depiction of Act Four, Scene Three; engraving commissioned by J. Boydell for text publication (courtesy Museum of London)
depiction of Act Four, Scene Three; engraving commissioned by J. Boydell for text publication (courtesy Museum of London)
Thomas Kean as Timon -- 1816 (courtesy Folger Library)
Thomas Kean as Timon — 1816 (courtesy Folger Library)
Wyndham Lewis: futurist drawing of Timon of Athens (courtesy genius.com)
Wyndham Lewis: futurist drawing of Timon of Athens (courtesy genius.com)

Tomorrow, we begin in earnest…

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