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The Life of Timon of Athens: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare (The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare Series)

 
 
 
 
The Life of Timon of Athens: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare (The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare Series)
Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780521095013
ISBN 10: 521095018
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1968-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
List Price: $27.99
 
 

Timon of Athens has struck many readers as rough and unpolished, perhaps even unfinished, though to others it has appeared as Shakespeare's most profound tragic allegory. The editors provide detailed annotation of the text and explore the wide range of critical and theatrical interpretations that the play has engendered. Tracing both its satirical and tragic strains, their introduction presents a perspective on the play's meanings that combines careful elucidation of historical context with analysis of its relevance to modern-day society. An extensive and well-illustrated account of the play's production history generates a rich sense of how the play can speak to different historical moments in specific and rewarding ways.