William Shakespeare's Timon of Athens
|Format:||Book on CD 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies|
This controversial play follows the declining fortunes of a man of extravagant contradictions.
The fabulously rich Timon believes all his friends to be as open-hearted and generous as himself. When his wealth suddenly evaporates, however, he discovers the truth and his altruism turns to a bitter hatred of mankind. Stirred up by the cynical Apemantus, Timon retreats to the woods where he plots the destruction of Athens, the city that had formerly seemed to embody everything pleasurable and civilized. The cosmic scope of his hatred is communicated in a series of powerful and disturbing dramatic tableaux.
Alan Howard is Timon and Norman Rodway is Apemantus. Damian Lewis play Alcibiades.
|Series||Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Plays (Audio Partners)|
-- of Athens,
-- active 5th century B.C.
Athens (Greece) -- Drama.
|Publisher|| Auburn, CA : Hampton, NH :Audio Partners ;2003
[Distributed by] BBC Audiobooks America,
|Other Titles|| Timon of Athens
Rodway, Norman, 1929-2001.
Lewis, Damian, 1971-
Shepherd, Bill, 1944-
Le Gendre, Dominique.
Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
BBC Audiobooks America.
Alan Howard (Timon), Norman Rodway (Apemantus), Damian Lewis (Alcibiades), and full cast.
Producers, Bill Shepherd, Tom Treadwell ; director, Clive Brill ; composer, Dominique Le Gendre.
"A fully dramatized recording"--Container.
"A companion to The complete Pelican Shakespeare"--Container.
Scene-by-scene plot summary inserted in container.
2 audio discs (2 hr., 18 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.