Money can’t buy me love

By Brian Easton In Economy

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16th January, 2013
The available text of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens is a bit of a mess. It was all the compilers of the 1623 Folio edition of Shakespeare’s plays had when it was published, but it is almost certainly an early draft by its two playwrights (Thomas Middleton wrote about half of it), replete with inconsistencies that would have been dealt with when the play was staged. This may justify more freedom than modern directors regularly take with Shakespeare; the British National Theatre seized the opportunity last year with a stage production (right), also on film, located in London after ...

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